Peyton Manning's future seems certain now. After a week or so of intense debate and speculation, it looks like the Denver Broncos star is set to return in 2015.
The quarterback's career seemed up in the air after he failed in the Broncos hopes of getting to a second straight Super Bowl as Manning struggled mightily as Denver lost out to the Indianapolis Colts at the first hurdle.
But it seems that Manning is set on rectifying that abject failure with the news he is preparing to return to the Broncos, according to reports from the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
"Peyton Manning is back home in New Orleans and training with the intent to play the 2015 NFL season, a source close to Manning said Monday," the report from Jeff Duncan of the Picayune says.
The 38-year old seems to be going through his normal pre-season process that should ultimately see him back leading the offense at Mile High Stadium next season. That is unless he is fails the medical that he has had to go under every year since his neck was surgically repaired.
March 9th: D-Day
Manning will turn 39 before the start of the new NFL season and will be the oldest starting quarterback in the National Football League by some margin when it kicks off later in the year. He will be due $19million if he plays next year, so i can think of 19 million reasons why he would want to stay playing.
An official decision will be made on March 9th, when the Broncos have to exercise their extensions on veteran players that are contracted to the team.
Records in Sight
Despite breaking the regular season touchdown record last season when he passed the 508 mark set by Brett Favre, Manning still has more NFL records in his sight that could easily be broken next year.
Manning needs just 2,148 yards through the air to break Favre's NFL mark for most career passing yards. If and when Manning does get the record then he would surely boost his credentials as one of the greatest quarterback's in the history of the NFL.
So NFL fans, what do you think? Should Peyton Manning return in 2015, or should he retire after one playoff failure too many? Tell us your thoughts and debate it in the comment section below...