Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning reportedly turned down offers to become an NFL color commentator last week, but could he ever pursue a gig as a quarterbacks coach?
Time will tell, but Manning made a stop in Miami to tutor former Texas A&M and current Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill early this spring. Adam Gase, who was the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for three of Manning’s final four seasons with the Denver Broncos, is entering his first season as the Dolphins head coach.
“It was really cool,” Tannehill told the Miami Herald. “A guy that had his career, the living legend he is, coming off a Super Bowl winning season — it was really cool just to be able to sit and pick his brain about things he’s done in this offense and football things in general: snap counts, things you like, the way you want guys to run routes, little details about the game. We really just got to talk the game, which is something we both love.”
Manning has seemed to be enjoying retirement. In April, he was spotted in a Nashville, Tenn., bar performing the famous Vols’ hymn “Rocky Top.” But if Manning ever wants to come back to impart more advice on Tannehill, who is entering his fifth NFL season, the former Aggie won’t stop him.
“At that time, we weren’t able to meet with the coaches or anything, so I didn’t really have a great handle (on the offense) yet,” Tannehill said. “So I wasn’t really able to dive into the playbook too much. So I had a few questions (for Manning). If he comes back now, we can have a completely different conversation.”