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.