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It’s been six years since Peyton Manning retired from the NFL, and two-time Super Bowl champion Built around the game of football.
Manning and his brother Eli host ‘Manningcast’ monday night football, And Peyton says he has been a resource for players, coaches and general managers since he retired.
But being head coach or working in the team’s front office doesn’t appeal to Manning, especially when questioned by players on his son’s football team.
“I don’t see a GM in my future,” Manning told the “Colin Cowherd Podcast.”
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“Coach? I’m the offensive coordinator for my son Marshall’s sixth grade football team. We were beaten in overtime on Saturday. Some of my players asked me why I drove the ball so much in the red zone. So, I think my Coaching is also closed in future.”
Manning told Cowherd that his former head coach Tony Dungy had advised him to take a year off from football after retiring, which happened when Manning realized He didn’t want to go to coaching.
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“After that year I decided I didn’t want to go into coaching,” Manning said. “I didn’t think I’d be a very good coach. I was good at calling plays when I was playing quarterback. I’m not very good when other people are playing quarterback. Hence, my sixth grade offensive Coordinator job so far.
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“Every time Jim Sorgi or Brock Osweiler would go in, sometimes they’d let me call plays in preseason, and I sucked at it. Three more out, punts every time.”
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Manning also came to the conclusion that he did not want to be a full-time network broadcaster like Tony Romo or Chris Collinsworth, preferring to keep his “fall weekends free”.
Peyton and Eli Manning will call 10 “Manningcast” games this year, starting with Seattle Seahawks-Denver Broncos Game Week 1.