Peyton Manning as the next United States Senator from the great state of Tennessee? Not so fast, Vols fans.
By now, you’ve probably heard the rumors that Manning may be interested in running for Republican senator Lamar Alexander’s seat should he choose not to seek re-election in 2020. Manning has heard those rumors as well. He’s just not sure where they’re coming from.
According to a report from the Denver Post, Manning addressed his alleged interest in throwing his hat into the political arena during a speaking engagement with Adobe on Wednesday.
“I don’t know where that came from. Last week I was going to run a team, this week I going to apparently run for Senate, and next week I’ll be an astronaut,” Manning said. “I have no interest in the political world, but would like to continue serving communities.”
Well, that pretty much closes off that idea, right? Of course, there’s plenty of time for Manning to change his mind between now and the 2020 election cycle.
Manning shared with the group that he has a bucket list of items that he’d like to get done since retiring from football in 2016, many of which involve helping out in the community. But he’s not ready to commit to something full-time, whether that be running an NFL front office or running for office.