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Peyton Manning struggling over retirement decision, says Archie

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The will he wont he debate concerning Peyton Manning has been worrying Denver Broncos fans ever since the team crashed out of the playoffs three weeks ago.

But while the player himself remains quiet on the subject, his father, Archie Manning, has offered an insight into the situation.

Big decision

Speaking to numerous media outlets yesterday, Archie confirmed that Peyton is still "struggling" to decide whether to call time on his illustrious career or come back for one more year.

This contrast with reports earlier this month which suggested that Peyton was all set to return in 2015 having assessed the situation since his post-playoff exit press conference.

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New insight

The comments from Archie Manning - perhaps the closest source to Peyton possible - offer a different take on the situation.

Whilst Archie admitted there was no certainty his son would be back on the gridiron next season he did say he expects an announcement of some sort "maybe in the next week or two."

"He's given a lot of thought to it," Father Manning told a Nashville, Tennessee radio station.

"My advice for him is to go through the process, get away a little bit, let your leg heal, give it a lot of thought and decide what you're going to do...I think he's taken a good evaluation of where he is physically."

Time to walk away?

After struggling to get the Denver offense going during their surprise defeat to the Indianapolis Colts many suggested it was time for Peyton Manning to down tools.

The aftermath of that defeat though brought news of a leg injury that had hampered the veteran QB for much of the latter part of the season.

A fully fit Manning then may yet still be able to get the job done in the NFL and there are certainly plenty of Broncos fans who want to see him leading the team next season.

Whether the player himself feels the same way remains to be seen, and with a new system to contend with courtesy of new head coach Gary Kubiak the decision is clearly not being taken lightly by Peyton.

What do you think Broncos fans? Should he stay or should he go, and where would it leave the team if Peyton does retire? Let us know in the comments section below...

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