Many fans and price per head software services would like to know when the Denver Broncos’ very famous Peyton Manning will make the decision to hang up his boots.
Well, the quarterback is not exactly fresh out of college, as he’s 38-years-old, is ready to begin his 17th season in the league, and had four operations on his neck. On Wednesday, he said that he could put to practice what another famous quarterback – the New England Patriots’ very own Tom Brady – recently had to say about the issue.
Brady spoke earlier on the week on a radio show about his plans for his career: “I love playing for this team and I love representing this team, and hopefully I can do that for as long as I can. When I suck, I’ll retire. But I don’t plan on sucking for a long time. So hopefully that leads me to being here, and there’s no place I’d rather be.”
Manning was asked after practice on Wednesday about the possibility of other older quarterbacks in the NFL – like Brady, Drew Brees, and himself – hitting the field once they make it to their 40s, and many fans were paying attention to what he had to say.
“Brady said he was going to play until he … sucked,” said Manning. “That’s a pretty good line. I’m kind of the same feel. I don’t have a set number.
“Some guys can hang on, can hang on and hang on and get another year vested, I guess, if that’s the goal. If you can really produce and help a team, and you enjoy playing, I think that’s up to the individual.”
Then he said, “Yeah, right until you suck — I think that’s a pretty good rule right there.”
But price per head fans saw that the player was not so sure if the changes in the rules that were made for the protection of the QB would help him play until he’s old, or better said, until he “sucks”.
“There’s no rule how hard these guys can hit and how fast these guys can run,” he said. “If you can’t make a throw in front of a cover corner and you can’t get up from a blindside hit, you’re not playing very long, anyway.”