“PUT THEM IN COACH!!!!”: NFL and MLB Fans Jubilant As Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson Pay a Visit to Downtrodden Colorado Rockies

Published 06/18/2022, 9:58 AM EDT

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning and current Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson had a day out. On Thursday, the legendary QB pairing of Wilson and Manning was getting some batting practice done at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. The Broncos pair were making a trip to tape a segment for Season 3 of Manning’s show “Peyton’s Places”.

The episode will air on ESPN+ and produced by NFL Films with Manning‘s company Omaha Productions. Apart from their batting practice drills, they also spent some time with the Rockies players in the clubhouse.

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Even Wilson could have been part of the clubhouse in 2010, as a two-sport athlete drafted by the Rockies but instead chose to play in the NFL.

Wilson showed his dormant baseball skills while ripping homers during practice. While Manning was unable to deliver the distance, he made contact with the ball during practice. They also were taking some grounders while working on their double plays before the Rockies went head-to-head against the Cleveland Guardians.

NFL and MLB fans welcome Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson

It appears their visit was a welcome sight for the Rockies manager Bud Black, who was happy about this visit. While talking about the NFL and MLB crossover meeting, Black states, “It’s fun. It just brings a little different kind of energy in the morning. And I think those two guys were having fun with it. I think all athletes enjoy the crossover.

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Some NFL and MLB fans on social media wanted both Manning and Wilson to stay with the team.

Few Twitter users were joking about keeping hold of the Broncos pair.

Another Twitter user was calling out the poor performances from the Rockies in recent weeks.

Apart from fans on Twitter, the fans also took to Manning’s Instagram post to share their thoughts.

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One Instagram user believed that Manning was captioning the post with quotes from a Hollywood movie, ‘Bull Durham’. Another Instagram user ‘stephsal24’ believes that Manning will be a welcome addition because of the current state of the Rockies clubhouse. Finally, an Instagram user was getting ready to buy tickets if Manning was going to play for their team.

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While it was a rare intersection of two sports, Manning and Wilson never let fans feel out of place. Despite Black’s belief in Wilson being a Major League caliber player, the Broncos will be looking for his leadership next season. As the 2022 NFL campaign approaches ever closer, the franchise will consider Wilson central to their plans of getting to the playoffs and going all the way.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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