Denver Broncos' relationship with Peyton Manning might not be over just yet if reports today are to be believed.
Update on future
The veteran quarterback's future with the Broncos, and indeed in the NFL, has been in question ever since he led Denver to a 24-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the playoffs on January 11.
Manning admitted in the aftermath of the defeat that he wasn't sure if he would return for the 2015 season and speculation has been rife ever since. Now though the Denver Post is reporting that the 38-year-old is all set to return for next season on one condition.
Citing "three trustworthy sources" the publication claims Peyton Manning is keen on prolonging his time in Denver for one more season at least so long as he is given the all clear in his now annual physical.
"Those close to Manning - and who spoke for background on the condition of anonymity - claim that he still is relaxing with his family but would like to continue playing."
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The Broncos have handed Peyton Manning a March 9 deadline by which time he must have informed them of his plans going forward.
With results of his physical usually emerging around that time, the news that Manning plans to get back out the gridiron will leave Denver staff and fans sweating on the outcome perhaps more than ever before.
The veteran's lingering neck injury will be the main concern once again but so will a calf injury which hindered Manning's performance during the latter stages of the season.
It has been a pretty good week for Denver Broncos fans all things considered. Less than seven days ago the franchise was searching for a new head coach and contemplating life without perhaps the finest quarterback ever to play the game.
Now though, after confirming the hire of Gary Kubiak on Monday, the Broncos are looking forward to starting afresh this offseason with a potential working relationship between the former Ravens OC and Peyton Manning now at the forefront of their plans.
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