‘Haven’t Said No to Anything Officially’ – Peyton Manning Hints at Future Role With the Denver Broncos

Published 07/15/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
Peyton Manning (Credit – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)


The Denver Broncos have been a shadow of the franchise they once were over the past few years. Struggling with inconsistencies since the retirement of Peyton Manning, the club have been in rebuild mood. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

And if their on-field struggles weren’t enough, the franchise recently got involved in an ownership tussle as well. A lawsuit was filed by sisters Amie Bowlen Klemmer and Beth Bowlen Wallace who are daughters of late Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.

Through the lawsuit, the sisters sued for the removal of trustees selected by their father to run the franchise according to his will. The Broncos trustees have in turn backed another one of Pat Bowlen’s daughters, Brittany Bowlen, to be the next person to lead the franchise. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

But according to recent reports, the lawsuit filed by the sisters has been dismissed. No news of any settlement being made between the two parties has been made public either. 

Following the incident, some changes are expected in the Broncos organization. And with some new faces being floated around to take charge, the name of franchise legend Peyton Manning has also started doing rounds. 

Peyton Manning not ruling out a return to Denver Broncos

While talking to the Associated Press, Peyton Manning was asked about his plans for the future. Enjoying retirement, Manning said that he prefers taking things at his own pace.  

DIVE DEEPER

Former Green Bay Packers Player Rubbishes Rumors of Aaron Rodgers Retiring

18 days ago

“I’ve gone on a year-to-year basis in this second chapter,” Manning said. “I’m going to try to do this, this year. I don’t go past that because you try different things and maybe you like it, maybe you don’t. I will always be a part of the Broncos and Colts organizations in some way.”

Peyton Manning (18) of the Denver Broncos passes the ball for a gain of 27 yards. The Denver Broncos played the Minnesota Vikings at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on October 4, 2015. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

When asked specifically about a future role with the Broncos, Peyton Manning though refused to rule anything out.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“I’m interested in what’s going to happen. I haven’t said no to anything officially forever. I’ve just said no to some things each year. The next year, maybe things change. So, who knows what will happen in that.”

DIVE DEEPER

Here’s How Bill Belichick Could Provide Green Bay Packers a Lifeline to Lure Back Aaron Rodgers

18 days ago

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Manning was spotted training with Broncos’ Drew Lock recently as the young QB enters what could be a make-or-break season for him. As valuable as his experience is on the field, his knowledge and stature in the league overall could prove to be beneficial for the franchise looking to return to its glory days. 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Shivayan Roy

924 articles

Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

essentiallysports's Stories