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Report: Peyton Manning's Chances of Retiring Could Be 'Better Than' 50 Percent


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Peyton Manning hasn't suited up for the Colts this season and his future is a bit up in the air as he battles back from offseason neck surgery. But could his career be over?

That's the feeling that Fox Sports' Chris Myershas after speaking with the Indianapolis quarterback this weekend. In fact, Myers thinks there's "better than" a 50% chance that Manning will retire.

On Sunday evening, Fox Sports Radio's Ben Mallertweeted: "Fox's Chris Myers reporting on FSR, after speaking with Colts Peyton Manning in Indy, he feels better than 50% chance Manning retires."

The report should be taken with a grain of salt, as Manning never specifically said he was planning to hang up the cleats. Rather it was Myers who came away with that impression after speaking with the 35-year-old. Either way, it's obvious there's more questions than answers right now when it comes to Manning.

The 11-time Pro Bowler, who had neck surgery in September, told reporters that he plans to have another X-ray/checkup on Wednesday, according to NFL.com. Manning reportedly offered no update in terms of how his rehab is progressing. The operation in September was his third in 19 months, and he remains out indefinitely.

Making matters even more interesting is the fact that the Colts are sitting at 0-11 and in position to land the first overall pick in April's draft. Stanford quarterbackAndrew Luck has long been the projected No. 1 pick, leading to questions about how the Colts will approach the situation.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Monday that the Colts will take Luck if they end up with the No. 1 overall selection.

Manning signed a five-year, $90 million deal with the Colts in July. The Colts have already paid him $26.4 million this season, and will be forced to pay him another $28 million in March if they don't cut ties with him, Business Insider reports.

In other words, it's going to be an interesting offseason in Indianapolis -- much more interesting than the ongoing Curtis Painter-Dan Orlovsky era.

And some of you around here still want this guy?

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If he can't play what choice will he have?

Depends what "can't play" means. If he can pass a physical, he'll be back. And, with talk about him possibly playing at the end of this year, I'd be shocked if he can't get himself into shape enough to stand behind some linemen, even if he fails.

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Depends what "can't play" means. If he can pass a physical, he'll be back. And, with talk about him possibly playing at the end of this year, I'd be shocked if he can't get himself into shape enough to stand behind some linemen, even if he fails.

The problem is with a neck injury, he might not have full range and arm strength anymore and it may never come back. If he retires, its not going to been just for the hell of it, its going to be because he can't physically play anymore.

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The problem is with a neck injury, he might not have full range and arm strength anymore and it may never come back. If he retires, its not going to been just for the hell of it, its going to be because he can't physically play anymore.

Yes. The distinction I'm making is between play and play at the level he's played at. If he can throw a ball, he'll be back.

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He's not retiring unless he has too. This is ridiculous. Its a espn article a fox sports interview and they came away feeling he'd retire.

He's even said he's trying to come back so the Colts can assess him.

That,

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The report should be taken with a grain of salt, as Manning never specifically said he was planning to hang up the cleats. Rather it was Myers who came away with that impression after speaking with the 35-year-old. Either way, it's obvious there's more questions than answers right now when it comes to Manning.

Why was this story even written? Its literally based on nothing. A reporter getting an impression during an interview in which the subject says the exact opposite isn't remotely worth talking about, much less reporting as actual news.

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