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Old 12-14-2014, 01:20 PM   #1
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Will Peyton Manning retire? QB linked as potential owner of NFL team

December 14, 2014 8:27 am ET

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has a looming decision to make about his playing career following the season, with team officials unsure what he will decide and no shortage of post-playing options available for the future Hall of Fame quarterback. Manning has expressed an interest in owning and operating an NFL team, something well known throughout the league, and is interested in pursuing a second career along the lines of Broncos' executive John Elway.

Manning remains close to Browns owner Jimmy Haslam -- the two spoke frequently in the past about potential ownership of the Tennessee Titans prior to Haslam ultimately purchasing the Browns -- and, with league sources believing the Titans could end up on the market at some point in 2015, his presence there would be a boon to not only the current ownership (in terms of what it could do for a sale price) but also to perspective new owners who would covet Manning as well. Longtime Titans owner Bud Adams passed away last year, and his son-in-law, Tommie Smith, has served as the majority owner since then, but sources said not all members of the family are as intent on keeping the team long term, and the high sale price the Bills fetched -- roughly $1.4 billion despite the team lacking an adequate stadium -- has led to investment bankers and potential dealmakers swirling around family members.

Some believe the Titans could fetch upwards of $2 billion, and with the NFL pursuing teams in Los Angeles and London, seeing a smaller-market franchise come close to that range would only be a boost to the overall valuations of those top markets as well. Manning and his family have strong ties to Tennessee, where he played college ball, and one of the reasons Manning came so close to picking the Titans to play for when released by the Colts was the potential to one day be part of an ownership group there (at the time, with Haslam eyeing the franchise). Haslam is likely to approach Manning again about such an option should he end his playing days, and Manning's interest in ownership is not lost on potential Titans buyers as well.

Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx and a minority owner in Washington, has strong interest in the Titans, sources said. He is based in Memphis, has long been seen as a leading candidate to own his own team, and would leap at the chance to bid for the Titans. And Steelers minority owner David Tepper, with an estimated wealth above $10 billion as a wildly successful hedge fund manager, is also viewed by the league office as a strong potential owner.

There will be no shortage of interest in this franchise should it hit the market, and the pace with which deals have closed recently for the Browns and Bills will have interested parties circling this offseason with the hope of being able to take over control of the franchise by the October league meetings should the family opt to sell in the winter or spring.

Manning will be heavily courted by various media outlets as well, but many close to him believe the opportunity to have an ownership stake in a team, and help control its operation, strikes closer to his ultra-competitive core, and its something he could quickly transition into should he opt to hang up his spikes. Sources said he has not expressed an intent one way or the other to the Broncos -- “no one has any idea if this is it or not,” said one source close to him. “I don't even think he knows” -- but it would not come as a shock should he opt to retire after the playoffs.

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change thread title to add a question mark.

this is speculative bs at this point
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If he does want to be owner of Tennessee he might have to retire if the team is to go up for sale in 2015.

Maybe they would hold off selling it until Peyton retires in 2016.
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change thread title to add a question mark.

this is speculative bs at this point
Yeah, I was planning on to do it but forgot I guess.
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If he does want to be owner of Tennessee he might have to retire if the team is to go up for sale in 2015.

Maybe they would hold off selling it until Peyton retires in 2016.
I'm here in Tennessee..word is hes gonna play out his contract w/ he Broncos,,and purchase the Titans after..ITS IN THE WORKS NOW.. Have no idea but the Governor here is involved..not kidding.. Peyton is the man here in Tennessee so..I'm sure EVERY BODY will work together to make it happen.
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Nice timing for this thread!
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The way he has looked on sideline last few weeks. I could see him retiring this offseason something I never gave a second thought about in Sept.
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OH and I knew ya all would be interested in this news..you just didn't want to act like it when I posted it in the thread. hahaha All I can say is I hope the new people treat ELWAY as good as Bowlen did cause PEYTON WILL MAKE ROOM FOR HIM..
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Next thing they're going to be talking about is shipping Peyton out of town
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In before Chrissy Rules takes over this thread.
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If he continues to struggle in the next few games and in the playoffs I think he will definitely retire.
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Chrissy is WHY this thread is here..I broke it in the other thread..
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I thought he would retire after this year regardless of how he plays or how Denver finishes. He knows he's old. Nothing wrong with retiring.

As far as owning Titans that was called before he even became a bronco. I hope he does well. Skipping the GM(unless included)/coaching parts. Owning the Grizzlies too.
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I thought he would retire after this year regardless of how he plays or how Denver finishes. He knows he's old. Nothing wrong with retiring.

As far as owning Titans that was called before he even became a bronco. I hope he does well. Skipping the GM(unless included)/coaching parts. Owning the Grizzlies too.
I'm really glad to know that a Bronco fan wishes him well..especially knowing he will be in the AFC .. cudios to you sir.
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He's not getting hit much, and the shift to the run game in theory would keep the miles low....

The question is, is the shift to a run heavier offense smart football with a trip to NE likely, or to compensate for a player whose skills are sharply diminishing right before our eyes? I think it's re calibrating our team to compete with NE, who seem on top right now.

Either way, it's been a fun ride.
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He'd have to act fast cause Fred Smith won't take a backseat.
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He's not getting hit much, and the shift to the run game in theory would keep the miles low....

The question is, is the shift to a run heavier offense smart football with a trip to NE likely, or to compensate for a player whose skills are sharply diminishing right before our eyes? I think it's re calibrating our team to compete with NE, who seem on top right now.

Either way, it's been a fun ride.
Peyton WILL NOT leave ya all high and dry..Next year he will make sure that there is a suitable QB in place for the following year. Oz WILL NOT be your QB..Think ya all better prepare yourself..ITS GONNA BE RIVERS..the cards lineup..His contract is up the same time Peyton is due to retire.
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I'm here in Tennessee..word is hes gonna play out his contract w/ he Broncos,,and purchase the Titans after..ITS IN THE WORKS NOW.. Have no idea but the Governor here is involved..not kidding.. Peyton is the man here in Tennessee so..I'm sure EVERY BODY will work together to make it happen.
That is cool!!
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That is cool!!
Yes it is..I really do hope he reads this board from time to time so he knows that some of the fans here really did appreciate his efforts.
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Wow, I never thought a man under 40 years of age would consider doing something else...
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He'd have to act fast cause Fred Smith won't take a backseat.
Take a trip down here to Tennessee ..Peyton Manning gets what he wants..EVERYBODY else takes a back seat to him..thats the way we roll down here in Manning country.
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Take a trip down here to Tennessee ..Peyton Manning gets what he wants..EVERYBODY else takes a back seat to him..thats the way we roll down here in Manning country.
and just think his daddy wanted him to go to Mississippi.
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and just think his daddy wanted him to go to Mississippi.
Right..so glad he established early on that he is his own man and he sets his own path..along w/ his own rules.. Poor Archie though he took some serious heat for it but he stood by his son..
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