It has been almost six years since Peyton Manning was last seen in action in the NFL. After winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy twice, becoming Super Bowl MVP once along with numerous other achievements, the former quarterback hung his boots to move into retirement. But, when it comes to detailing his post-football life, Manning is as hilarious as ever.
A towering QB at 6 feet 5 inches, Peyton Manning won the Super Bowl with both Indianapolis Colts (Super Bowl XLI) as well as Denver Broncos (Super Bowl 50), the latter where he also bid adieu to his career in 2015.
Since calling it quits to the sport, the Hall of Famer has not been seen in much involvement with the NFL, but for the pro football fans, “The Sheriff”‘s post-retirement activities, and the same was the query for 9NEWS, who conducted an exclusive one on one interview with Manning over Zoom last week.
“Nothing on the horizon for me right now. Still doing a lot of the same things you alluded to. Still on too many commercials. Probably on TV way too much,” said Manning, while revealing that he has joined a band with American country music singer Brad Paisley.
“I’ve enjoyed since leaving the Broncos being a part of these little teams. Companies like Nationwide, I’m still part of the team, and Brad Paisley and I are in a band together, and we’ve had a lot of fun doing that.“
However, Manning quickly cleared that the band part was a joke, as he is often seen joking about it during his commercials.
“Now that actually was a joke,’’ the 44-year-old went on, “You were doing so good. You’re on such a roll and that you brought it right back. It’s a commercial it was meant to be humorous. Sometimes things aren’t 100 percent true make it a better commercial.”
A 1998 first round draft pick for Colts, Manning was the MVP of Super Bowl XLI, his first championship win, and also has been elected the league MVP five times and Pro-Bowler a whopping 14 times.
Currently, Manning holds the records for most passing touchdowns in a season (55), most passing yards in a season (5,477) as well as most touchdown passes in a game at 7, a feat he shares with seven other players, including Drew Brees.