Peyton Manning is unequivocally one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. He holds several records and personal honors in addition to two Super Bowl episodes and a Hall of Fame statue in Canton, Ohio.
But when it comes to choosing an NFL coach and holster headphone, Manning isn’t interested. And you can partly blame it on Manning’s experience coaching his son’s 6th grade soccer team.
“I’m the offensive coordinator of my son Marshall’s 6th grade football team,” Manning said. “We were defeated in extra time on Saturday and two players asked me why I run the ball so much in the red.” Colin Cord Podcast this week. “So, I think coaching in my future is also pretty out of the question because hearing that from two sixth graders is hard. Hearing it from a 32-year-old or quarterback, ‘Hey, I didn’t get the ball.’” What is it do you do? I think this is over.”
Manning added that he doesn’t think he wants to become a general manager either – because he feels unqualified – but would love to be a “resource” to general managers, players and coaches who want to pick his brain.
The former Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts quarterback doesn’t lack actual in-game experience. Manning played in a total of 293 NFL games during his 18 years in the league winning five Player of the Year awards and was selected to seven All-Pro teams and 14 Pro Bowls. He also ranks third all-time in his passing and touchdown career.
But in terms of taking on an official position in the team’s front office or on the coaching staff, Manning appears satisfied with his current post-play endeavours – for which there is so much more. The biggest and perhaps closest to the NFL is his entertainment company, Omaha Productions, which has produced several shows such as “Peyton’s Places” on the Emmy-winning “Manningcast” during ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast.
The performances bring it close to the game – but not too close. Which is exactly what Manning learned he wanted after taking a year off after retiring from the NFL in 2015. On the advice of his former Colts coach, Tony Dungy, Manning enjoyed his first season without playing in the league and discovered he didn’t really do it. . I don’t want to be a full-time coach or broadcaster.
“I didn’t think I’d be a very good coach,” Manning said during the podcast. “I was good at calling plays when I was playing quarterback. I’m not very good when the others are playing in the middle, hence my job as a class six offensive coordinator so far. Every time Jim Sorge or Brock Osweiler got in, they let sometimes I call in plays. In pre-season and I absorbed that.Three times in everything at once.So I learned I didn’t want to do that.
“I kind of learned what I didn’t want to do [during that year] And I found various things along the way that popped up because I didn’t jump into something right away. Now I can make two shows with each of my brothers.”