Peyton Manning’s next move? Possibly media

Peyton Manning might be retired, but NBC still gave him plenty of airtime during the Broncos’ win over the Panthers on Thursday.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) retirement at UCHealth Training Center  in Englewood, Colo. March 7, 2016 (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) retirement at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, Colo. March 7, 2016 (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)
Peyton Manning told the NBC broadcasting crew Thursday “it’s pretty nice up here.” Hmmmmmm. (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

Peyton Manning might be retired, but NBC still gave him plenty of airtime during the Broncos’ win over the Panthers on Thursday.

In the second half, Manning joined NBC broadcasters Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth to discuss the state of the team, life in retirement and his future plans.

During their discussion, the former Colts and Broncos quarterback might have offered a clue as to what his next step professionally would be.

“I’m kind of looking forward to taking a breath, seeing what I miss, seeing what it is that I don’t miss,” Manning said.

“It’s pretty nice up here, I gotta tell ya. You don’t get hit in the back… not a bad gig up here.”

Hmmmmmmmm.

Many have pointed out that Manning entering media would be a logical next step. He’s articulate, smart and well liked. Sports Business Journal reported in February that CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC were all interested in him.

Don’t be surprised if he does make the transition.

Christian Clark

Author: Christian Clark

Christian Clark covers sports. He's worked for outlets that include the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Oklahoman, Columbia Missourian and Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine. He likes music and Mexican food. Lots and lots of Mexican food.