Peyton Manning reportedly has not sought opportunities to become a NFL broadcast analyst, and that has left many to wonder just what his future plans hold.
Could those plans have him returning to Knoxville, Tenn., to help out his alma mater?
Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman writes that he is hearing the two-time Super Bowl champion, who retired in March, wants to coach at Tennessee.
Manning already has worked with Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill on the finer points of the game in recent weeks, so the itch to instruct others seems to be there. Manning has often been seen on campus during his NFL team’s bye week in years past, and he would give coach Butch Jones some mega star power on the sidelines.
Jones addressed the report Wednesday during a Big Orange Caravan stop in suburban Memphis.
“We talk all the time,” Jones said of Manning, per GoVols247.com, “and I think anything Peyton Manning does, he’ll be successful. But coaching is a completely different animal than playing, as any great player would tell you.
“But, again, I welcome him any time he wants to come in to Tennessee and spend time with our players.”
If all else fails, Manning could deliver pizzas.