Peyton Manning could be headed back to the Denver Broncos, but not as a quarterback to lead the team.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the former Broncos quarterback is “very interested in a potential ownership piece in the franchise and a possible role in serving in a management position as well.”
The Broncos could reportedly be sold by this spring.
Via the report:
“Sources said former Broncos star quarterback Peyton Manning, who is very interested in a potential ownership piece in the franchise and a possible role in serving in a management position as well, has already had discussions with several of the groups expected to be favorites to land the team, and his strong ties to Denver, where his family has lived since his playing days, and universal respect throughout the football world, would be a boon to any potential ownership group aligned with him.”
Earlier this season, Manning actually spoke on the idea of being an NFL owner.
“People are obviously interested, they’re curious,” Manning said. “I care because I live here and I go to the games, and I want to know what’s going to happen like everyone else.
But I have no relationship or agreement with anybody. . . . Even if I’m offered an opportunity, I haven’t decided if I would even do it. I actually like what I’m doing now. I get to stay close to the game. . . . I get to coach [my son] Marshall’s flag football team, I went to a doubleheader softball game to see [my daughter] Mosley play. I’m just taking everything on a one year at a time basis, next year who knows how I’ll feel. . . . But I’ll always be a part of the Broncos, I’ll say that.”
The first thing Manning could do is help the franchise finally get a quarterback like….Aarn Rodgers.