Peyton Manning will have to work to receive a former NFL teammate’s vote if he runs for President of the United States.
On Wednesday, TMZ Sports caught up with former wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who played with the former Tennessee quarterback as part of the Indianapolis Colts. During the conversation, Wayne dished on how he might approach a Manning presidential run. Per TMZ Sports, Manning would have to be “talking about the right stuff” to receive Wayne’s vote.
“Just because we’re teammates doesn’t mean that what you stand for is right,” Wayne told TMZ Sports.
Wayne played for Indianapolis from 2001-14 and totaled 14,345 yards receiving. Of course, Manning entered the NFL in 1998 with the Colts and went on to be part of Indianapolis through the 2011 season.
In June, Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman wrote a piece raising the question of whether Manning could run for the country’s highest office one day. However, the former Tennessee star has expressed no interest in pursuing a political career.
But wouldn’t it be cool if Manning ran? If he does, he’ll have to convince at last one former teammate that he’s worth the vote.
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