Peyton Manning Reportedly Asked John Madden for Advice Regarding Analyst Job

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistApril 7, 2016

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Retired quarterback Peyton Manning is mulling his options regarding the next step in his professional career, and the future Hall of Famer reportedly went to one of football's biggest names for help in making his decision.

According to Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead, Manning asked legendary announcer John Madden for advice on whether he should accept a position with CBS to be an NFL analyst alongside Jim Nantz.

Despite Madden's extensive experience in that very position, McIntyre reported Madden told Manning to pursue a front office job or a piece of ownership.

Manning retired this offseason after winning the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in his final game. He won two championships during his 17-year career to go along with 14 Pro Bowl appearances and five MVP awards.

The 40-year-old New Orleans native seems like a natural fit in the broadcast booth due to his knowledge of the game and well-spoken nature.

Manning has excelled as a television pitchman for multiple brands, including Papa John's, and he showed his improvisational chops as host of Saturday Night Live as well.

There is little doubt that Manning would excel in that role, but his football mind suggests he has the ability to be a great general manager or owner as well.

John Elway successfully made the transition from Super Bowl-winning quarterback to Super Bowl-winning GM with the Broncos, which is something that could conceivably interest Manning after seeing it firsthand.

Manning has no shortage of options in front of him due to his combination of intelligence and excellence in the field of football, and the fact he sought the advice of someone as influential as Madden suggests Manning is doing his due diligence in relation to his next gig.

 

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