Actor Rob Lowe tweeted roughly an hour ago that he had an inside source saying Peyton Manning would call it a full career. While 1 of every 10 people probably believed the report, it didn’t stop an uproar from beginning, as people wondered whether or not there was any credibility to the report.
Well, fear no more Manning fans, Poppa Archie has officially laughed off the rumor, saying:
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Archie Manning laughed off the rumor when asked, stating “Noooo…he ain’t retiring. I think he would’ve told me.”
Well, while we know people have gone back on their denials before (see the Indianapolis Colts themselves), I’m hard pressed to believe Peyton is going to call it career after a season like this. Sitting on the sideline was killing him and I’m sure he’d give everything to try one last time.
The difference between him and Favre is that if 2012 is a wash, he’ll hang up the cleats.
Apparently Irsay has jumped into the discussion too: