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Colts Owner Jim Irsay Wants Peyton Manning to Retire in Indy (Video)

by: JamieD On  Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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When Peyton Manning retires, which NFL team will it be with?

The obvious answer is the Indianapolis Colts.  They drafted Manning out of Tennessee with the first overall pick back in 1998, and in 13 seasons with the organization Manning won a Super Bowl and four NFL MVP awards, and made it to 11 Pro Bowls.  That’s quite the résumé, so you’d think it would make Peyton’s decision an easy one, right?

Not quite.

You see, while Manning’s list of accomplishments with the Colts are impressive, his time with the Denver Broncos is nothing to sneeze at.

During his four seasons with the Orange and Blue, Manning has made it to three Pro Bowls and two Super Bowls–including this year’s Super Bowl 50. He also won MVP honors as a Bronco in 2013, the same season in which he broke the NFL record for most passing yards (5,477) and touchdowns (55) in a single season.

If he wins Super Bowl 50 with Denver, it could make his decision that much more difficult. But no matter what happens, it’s clear exactly which team Colts owner Jim Irsay would like to see Peyton with when he finally decides to hang up his cleats.

Here’s Irsay telling The Indy Channel’s Dave Furst that “the airplane is waiting” to take Manning back to Indianapolis once he finally announces his retirement: