Peyton Manning had a bold plan to get Joe Thomas off the Browns. It included some Brown coming out of him.
Joe Thomas revealed on a recent episode of “The Thom & Hawk Football Show” that the hall of fame quarterback once called him up with a plan to cut him loose from the organization. All he needed to do with pull his pants down and do his business in a place that wasn’t the restroom.
“[Manning]’s like, ‘Alright, here’s the game plan. Go into your GM’s office when he’s not there, pull your pants down and take a shit on his desk. Then they can’t do anything but trade you, and then you can come win a Super Bowl with me,’” per The Thom & Hawk Football Show.
An amused Thomas responded by telling Manning, “Peyton, I appreciate your humor as always. I appreciate that you want me. That really gives me a lot of warm and fuzzies,” Thomas told his podcast listeners. “But I’m not gonna be able to poop on my GM’s desk.”
This is not one of those stories where we need Manning to confirm, because we know that is something he would say and suggest. It’s one of many reasons why he is so loved on and off the field.
We all wish he secretly did it because Thomas retired with a career record of 48 wins, 128 losses, and no playoff appearances.
He stayed loyal to a franchise that was never good enough to be competitive until he was already gone.
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