No one gave him a chance after he needed spinal fusion surgery to continue playing the game.
In return, the Pro Football Hall of Famer responded to the team’s trust by adding another Super Bowl to their collection.
Manning spent four seasons with the Broncos and won Super Bowl 50, the franchise’s third.
It was his second Super Bowl triumph, the first one was in Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts.
In his time with Denver, the Tennessee alumnus became a league MVP, Comeback Player of the Year, and Offensive Player of the Year.
He also added two First-Team All-Pro and three Pro Bowl selections during his stint at the Mile High City.
Even in his retirement, Manning continues to be a visible figure within the Broncos organization.
But with a new ownership group coming in, he might be more involved with the team.
The Walton-Penner Broncos’ ownership group has had conversations with Peyton Manning about an advisory role in the organization that eventually could mean being a part of the ownership group and having equity in the franchise, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 9, 2022
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted, “The Walton-Penner Broncos’ ownership group has had conversations with Peyton Manning about an advisory role in the organization that eventually could mean being a part of the ownership group and having equity in the franchise, per sources.”
Aside from sharing his football wisdom to help the team become better, he also gets to earn additional money by becoming a part-owner.
It has been rumored that Manning may join one of the ownership groups that were bidding for the franchise.
If he accepts the role, he will end up being one of the stakeholders anyway.
Things Are Looking Up For The Broncos
Manning’s potential joining of the Broncos will give them two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in the front office.
The journeys of Manning and Wilson are similar because they had to reinvent themselves after leaving the franchises they played with for so long.
But with Manning’s guidance and Wilson’s reliability, it’s hard to see the Broncos failing.