It has been a very questionable season for the Denver Broncos and for their quarterback Peyton Manning.
Manning has made history, set records, led the league in interceptions and been benched this season as the Broncos have made it to 8-2.
Will he be back?
Manning has not had a good year despite the Broncos being top of the AFC West and he has come under a lot of criticism.
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Now 39, he has faced questions about retirement for a number of years now, but his struggles this year have added more fuel to the fire.
The majority of people in the football world feel that 2015 will be Manning's final year in the league and that he is set to end one of the greatest football careers ever.
While everyone may be picturing an NFL without Peyton Manning, there are those who believe he will return, and one of those people has spoken out.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has recently commented on the situation and claimed:
"I'm told he currently intends to play next year, even if it's not for the Broncos,"
Manning's contract doesn't end in Denver until the end after the 2016 season and he has a no trade clause in his contract.
Picturing Manning anywhere other than Denver has been unthinkable for the last few years but is it now an idea that is set to materialise?
There will certainly be a number of teams across the NFL looking for quarterbacks next year so Manning would surely be the hottest commodity on the market if he were to become available.
Surplus to requirements?
The Broncos were on a two game losing streak prior to Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears but Manning wasn't on the field to end their pain.
He was benched last week against the Kansas City Chiefs and is now out injured with some wondering if his back up Brock Osweiler will lose the job when he returns?
Osweiler did a solid job on Sunday but he will be tested to his limits in week 12 when the Broncos welcome the high flying New England Patriots to Mile High.