Less than a half hour after FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was attempting to talk Peyton Manning into accepting a job in the Colts’ front office, a new report is taking the wind out of Colts fans everywhere.
WTHR.com columnist and legendary Indianapolis sports reporter Bob Kravitz reported on Saturday that sources had indicated to him that Manning was “unlikely” to take the job. Kravitz didn’t know the exact reason behind Manning’s inclination, but speculated that it was possible that an ownership share and the timing may be holding up the deal.
Manning retired from the NFL after winning his second Super Bowl championship last February. He ended his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yardage and touchdowns.
Since then, he’s been linked to coaching openings, broadcast booth vacancies and front office positions while also continuing his work as a TV pitch man and making his acting debut on ABC’s Modern Family.
Clearly, he’s still weighing all those options and doesn’t seem willing to close any doors presently by accepting this offer.
— This story was written by All22.com’s Ryan Wooden.