Peyton Manning talks about future, possibility of being QB coach at Tennessee
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning joined the show to talk about a wide range of topics. Here are some of his takes:
— On how long he’ll play: “I don’t know if there’s a timeframe. I’m fired up for the 2015 season. My health is good. I had a good offseason of training. I changed a few things as far as my training and diet. I feel like I’m in good shape. … As long as you feel good. As long as you know you can still help the team. Sometimes that decision is easy for people. You have a major injury, you can’t get healthy. Your body hurts so much, that you’re just like this is a no-brainer. Then you’re like hey, this is a no-brainer. That’s just not how I feel. Coach [Gary] Kubiak has been very good to the veteran players. Hopefully that will help all of us throughout the season.”
— On who he could beat in a foot race: “There’s a pretty long list. …. You got Kaepernick, Wilson, Vick. I knock them out in the first round. …. Second round a little closer matchup, it’d be me vs. Big Ben, Eli, Rivers. The class of 2004 QBs. The finale has got to be me vs. Brady. It’ll be a close race. Not a race anybody wants to watch.
— On being the QB coach at Tennessee: “Quarterbacks coach I would do at Tennessee. Head coach absolutely not. For whatever reason people in Tennessee like me right now. You become head coaching job and cut it in half. Why are you throwing on fourth-and-1? Why did you punt there when you should have gone for it? It’s like being in politics. Quarterback coach you can stay under the radar.