INDIANAPOLIS — The Broncos are still waiting to find out what the future holds for Peyton Manning.
It has been widely speculated that the quarterback will announce his retirement this offseason, but Denver coach Gary Kubiak is still waiting to hear Manning’s plans. He also said there is no rush to find out if the New Orleans native intends to continue his career.
“We want him to enjoy what just took place and we’ll go from there. Nothing has changed from that standpoint,” Kubiak said. “The plan continues to be in place. I think he and John (Elway) have had some conversations. I had a brief one with him yesterday. We will probably be talking today (or) I know this week. But we want him to take his time and we’ll work from there. Nothing has changed.”
“We will probably be talking today (or) I know this week. But we want him to take his time and we’ll work from there. Nothing has changed.”
If Manning decides to keep playing and the Broncos decide to go in another direction at quarterback, they can save $19 million against the salary cap by releasing him.
If they decide to go that direction, it’s likely Denver would try to work something out with Brock Osweilier, who is scheduled to reach free agency.
“Well I think he has a bright future, obviously,” Kubiak said of Osweiler. “Did a heck of a job for us. Started seven games for us, played against really good people, had some tough situations and played very well. I think he has a bright future, obviously. We think the world of him. We want him to be a part of our football team.”