Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning played a majority of his career with the Indianapolis Colts, but it appears he is spending more time around the Denver Broncos organization following the end of his playing days.
Peyton Manning 🤝 Russell Wilson
— 9NEWS Sports Denver (@9NEWSSports) July 30, 2022
Manning, who is a Denver native, was seen watching the Broncos practice alongside his son Marshall Manning.
While Manning experienced a majority of his accolades in Indianapolis during his playing career, his sendoff with the Denver Broncos was perfect, winning the Super Bowl in 2016 and ending his career on top.
His relationship with the Colts did have a rocky ending, and it appears that Manning is clearly favoring the Broncos organization
That doesn’t seem to be an issue for the Broncos faithful, who are happy to see him at the practice and participating in team activities.
Im glad he and his son are there . I wonder what Peyton is thinking as he watches …. ??
— BK Wilmore (@BkWilmore) July 30, 2022
— Myck Miller (@MyckMiller) July 30, 2022
The 🐐 watching one of the 🐐s👍😊
— Joe,s true self (@JosephS69861612) July 30, 2022
Broncos first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett discussed Manning’s appearance at practice, saying that he “absolutely loves” when he is around.
“I saw that he was out there, I got to talk to him for a little bit. I absolutely love him being around. If that doesn’t get you fired up to practice and just be a part of this game, then I don’t know what does. Just seeing him out there is pretty amazing.”
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) July 30, 2022
It’s unclear if a defined role has been made for him just yet in the organization, or if this is just him showing support for the team at this point, but that could likely be in the works at some point down the road for Manning.