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#pounditTuesday, August 11, 2020

Peyton Manning hints at interest in broadcasting

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning may be retired, but he is not distancing himself from the sport of football.

The future Hall of Fame quarterback attended Thursday’s season opener between his former team, the Broncos, and the Carolina Panthers. He spent a brief portion of the contest in the NBC broadcast booth and provided some analysis along with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth.

The retired QB was asked what he’s going to do with himself now that he’s not playing, and Manning seemed to show interest in broadcasting.

“Kind of looking forward to taking a breath, seeing what I miss, seeing what it is that I don’t miss,” Manning said when asked about what he will do.

“It’s pretty nice up here, I gotta tell you,” Manning said in reference to the broadcast booth. “You don’t get hit after you say anything. It’s not a bad gig up here.”

This is Manning’s first time in over two decades that he will be able to enjoy the weekends during the fall instead of worrying about an upcoming game. He said he is looking forward to being a fan and that he’s enjoyed being a dad now that he has more time on his hands.

As for the broadcasting angle, TV networks would love to have him, but the latest word was that Manning had told TV networks no. It’s possible that may change in the future.

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