Peyton Manning Reportedly Struggling to Get Healthy, Facing Retirement
People are so used to seeing Peyton Manning perform and perform well, it’s hard for them to grasp the idea that he may never be able to play quarterback again. But that’s the reality, because Peyton is recovering from neck surgery, not some minor procedure on his knee.
SI’s Peter King reported Sunday that Peyton Manning was struggling to get healthy. Also on Sunday, ESPN’s John Clayton told Amy Lawrence that Peyton Manning is likely headed for retirement. Gil Brandt of NFL.com says his gut tells him Peyton will retire. And anyone who is speculating where Peyton Manning will play next season is putting cart the cart before the horse, according to King.
So what’s the big takeaway here? Not only might Peyton be done in Indy, but Rob Lowe’s retirement prediction may turn out to be accurate. This may be shocking because it wasn’t long ago that Peyton was playing at an MVP level, but remember, neck injuries are major, not minor.