Could longtime quarterback Peyton Manning return to the house he helped built in Indianapolis?
The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly attempting to bring retired quarterback and longtime Colt Peyton Manning back to the team.
According to Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com, the Colts have spoken to their former franchise player about returning to the team in a front office type role.
WTHR can confirm that the Colts have spoken to Peyton Manning about a front office job with team. Told it's still a fluid situation.
— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) January 14, 2017
A more specific report from FOX Sports writer Jay Glazer added that Irsay and the Colts have made a “strong push” to make Manning the head of football operations, with Jon Gruden as their new head coach.
Colts owner Jim Irsay in fact made strong push for Peyton Manning as head of football w Gruden as coach. Still hopeful to get Peyton
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 14, 2017
While Gruden decided to turn down the opportunity to coach again to stay as an announcer for ESPN, the Colts are still hopeful they can attract the Sherriff back to his original team.
While it is unclear if Manning has any interest in returning to the NFL so short into his retirement it will be an interesting topic to follow in the offseason.
Not only will he impact the overall team, Manning will be able to mentor franchise quarterback Andrew Luck, helping him improve both on and off the field.