The Denver Post's Mike Klis reported the news, noting that Broncos president Joe Ellis flew to New Orleans to pick up Manning and bring him to the meeting. At the completion of the discussion, Manning was not ready to make an announcement about his intentions for the 2015 season.
In three seasons with the Broncos, Manning has thrown for 14,863 yards, 131 touchdowns and 36 interceptions in the regular season, setting a handful of passing records in the process. However, the soon-to-be 39-year-old appeared to hit a wall at the end of 2014, throwing four touchdowns and six interceptions in his last five games as he battled a significant quad injury.
A couple of days ago, Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported the Broncos were hesitant about bringing Manning back:
However, as Klis noted, the nature of Thursday's meeting may suggest otherwise:
If Manning does decide to push retirement back for at least another year, he's due for a physical between Feb. 23 and March 5. If he passes it and is on the Broncos roster March 9, his $19 million salary becomes fully guaranteed.
If not, it's going to be Brock Osweiler time in Denver.