A lot has been made in recent years over how much longer Peyton Manning can play football. He’s endured a neck injury that has required multiple surgeries, and this week the Tennessee Volunteers legend was surprised to learn he was on the Denver Broncos injury report because of a lingering back issue.
Manning fielded questions from the media on Tuesday about being on the injury report and decided to have some fun. According to Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com, Manning issued members of the local media injury reports of their own:
Earlier, Manning turned on the media for their incessant prodding.
“You know what my thoughts are on the injury report,” Manning continued. “I think the media should have to do an injury report as well, all of you guys. I’d like to create it myself.”
The poor Denver sports media was then taken to task by the seasoned football — and comedy — veteran, who called them “not a healthy group by any means” and diagnosed a few of their injuries, including carpal tunnel, laryngitis and even bunions. Bunions!
Manning’s days as a quarterback may be numbered, but perhaps his days as a comedian are only beginning.