Super Bowl 50 could be the final stop for the career of Peyton Manning as he looks to win the Vince Lombardi trophy for the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers on February 7, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California before retiring from the sport.
It is rumored that this could be The Sheriff's final ever game in the NFL, but he still has one year left on his contract with the AFC Champions. However, many expect him not to return to Denver for the 2016 season if he was to stay in the league for one more year.
Manning will make his decision on his future after the big game this weekend, but one team is already monitoring the situation closely and have discussed the option of bringing in the 39-year-old quarterback. This team is the Los Angeles Rams.
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The article by Adam Schefter of ESPN said: "The Rams have had internal discussions about bringing Peyton Manning to Los Angeles should he want to play another season, per a league source."
This would be a brilliant move by the Rams as their quarterback position is a bit of a mess at the moment, and Manning would certainly be an improvement in that area.
The ESPN report stated that: "Rams coach Jeff Fisher said at his season-ending news conference that Case Keenum is the team's starter entering the offseason and Nick Foles and Sean Mannion will be around to compete."
Foles did have the starting job at the beginning of the 2015 season but lost it to Keenum. If Manning decides LA is the place for him, he should have no problem beating out the three quarterbacks currently on the Rams roster for the starting gig.
Given the amount of Manning retirement rumors that have been flying around recently, along with the form he has had over this season and a number of injuries he's had, the chances of The Sheriff returning for one more year after the Super Bowl are very minimal.
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