Is Peyton Manning returning to the Indianapolis Colts?
Nov 20, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts former quarterback Peyton Manning is introduced at halftime of a game against the Tennessee Titans to honor the 10th anniversary of the 2006 Super Bowl championship team at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

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, the Colts have spoken to their former franchise player about returning to the team in a front office type role.

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.

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.


  1. I just thank gawd he will be retiring as a Colt and not a Bronco! As for Gruden…….good luck! I know he has a passion and close ties to the Raider organization. Getting him to come back to Indy I don’t is just not going to happen. He seems happy in the booth.

      • But even if you did, he’s already retired, and did so after playing for the Broncos… So, I don’t even understand the original point. Having a career as a coach or as a manager in the front office isn’t the same thing as retiring from the NFL… He’s retired… He retired from playing football while a member of the Broncos. Whatever he does now, it’s not going to change the team he had played for when he retired as a player…….. duh.