Peyton Manning had an incredible career in the NFL, smashing many passing records and winning the Super Bowl twice, once with the Indianapolis Colts and the once with the Denver Broncos. A first-ballot Hall of Famer for sure.
Manning hasn't worn Colts gear since he was their starting quarterback against the New York Jets in the 2010 playoffs, a game which they lost by one-point after the scoreline finished 17-16. He was on the roster during the 2011 season but did not play due as he was recovering from neck surgery.
He hasn't been a member of the Colts since then, as he was released by the team who opted to draft Andrew Luck instead of continuing with the future Hall of Famer, who went on to sign with the Broncos instead.
However, now he is retired, he has had the opportunity to wear Colts gear to prepare for his statue unveiling.
On Tuesday, Manning was at Indianapolis' facility preparing for his statue unveiling by turning back the clock. He put on his old Colts uniform and pads and mimicked his snap counts and play audibles at an imaginary offensive line.
It certainly looks strange seeing Manning with a Colts uniform on once more after years with the Broncos, but it also feels right as well as this was where he made his name in the NFL and became the legend that he is today.
Indianapolis certainly wouldn't mind having Manning back under center, as they're having a few quarterback issues themselves this season. Luck is yet to play a game due to an injury to his shoulder, and Jacoby Brissett is still learning the playbook, meaning they're 1-2 on the season.
They have a tough matchup this week against the Seattle Seahawks as well, so they probably wouldn't mind if The Gunslinger came out of retirement just to play one game for them!
Manning's statue will be unveiled ahead of the Colts' Week 5 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
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