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Breer Comments on Manning's Future
Friday, Jan. 20
The MMQB's Albert Breer commented on Manning's future with the Indianapolis Colts on The Herd with Colin Cowherd:
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.@AlbertBreer on Peyton Manning's future: If he was ready now, I believe that he would be the Executive VP of Football ops. of the Colts https://t.co/vKzTFDfDEb2017-1-20 21:29:30
Colts Targeting Manning
Saturday, Jan. 14
Per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports (h/t Steelers Depot), Colts owner Jim Irsay is pushing to get Manning in the front office:
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Here is @JayGlazer on Colts, Irsay, Gruden & Manning https://t.co/xJ2nq6la7o2017-1-14 20:46:22
Per Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star, as of right now, Manning is "unlikely" to join the Colts and adds potential sticking points could be a stake in ownership or just poor timing.
Manning's Presence Could Benefit Stagnant Colts Franchise
The Colts have been in an interesting position since the season ended. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson would return in 2017 after the team finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the second straight year.
However, Irsay has been quiet on both fronts in the two weeks since the Colts' campaign ended. Pagano and Grigson both signed extensions with the team through 2019 last year.
Manning's name was synonymous with the Colts from 1998 to 2011. He won his first four NFL MVP awards with the franchise and led the Colts to 11 playoff appearances and two Super Bowls, with one win in 2006.
NFL Network's Albert Breer reported after Manning retired following the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl win last February that the future Hall of Famer was hoping to join an NFL front office at some point.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported in November 2015 the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns were showing interest in Manning for a front office role if he decided to retire after the season, which he did.
While the Titans and Browns both went in different directions, the Colts would make sense as Manning's landing spot because of his importance to the franchise and close ties to the city, even after his playing days in Indianapolis ended.