The Cleveland Browns are not commenting on rumors about Peyton Manning potentially joining the team’s front office.
Manning’s playing career is over, but there has been talk of him potentially returning to football as a front office member or broadcaster. The Colts reportedly tried to recruit him, but nothing happened there.
Last month, Jay Glazer reported that Manning would be a GM next year and mentioned a few possible teams, including the Browns. Couple that with a report that Manning was in Cleveland last month, and that’s enough to make things go crazy.
— Dave Chudowsky (@DaveChudowsky) October 16, 2017
On Monday, Tony Dungy, Manning’s former coach in Indy, was on “The Dan Patrick Show” and talked about the possibility of Manning joining the Browns.
Browns Executive Vice President Sashi Brown was asked about the Manning rumors Monday and would not comment, though he did offer a smile.
— Dawgs By Nature (@DawgsByNature) November 6, 2017
Manning played college ball at Tennessee, where Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a prominent donor/booster, giving them an additional tie to the future Hall of Famer. Would Manning be interested in taking on such a difficult task of turning around Cleveland’s franchise? That’s another question.