38 years old is relatively young in the real world, but in the world of sports it essentially makes you a senior citizen.
That just happens to be the age of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and a lot of folks are wondering how many years the former Tennessee Volunteer has left in him.
If Manning’s comments on Monday are any indication, the former Super Bowl MVP might have more years left in him than you’d think.
Manning: I feel pretty good, I do. It’s always nice when you get a clean bill of health in your physicals. Plural—I have to take a couple of them each offseason, but it is nice when they say you are cleared to play.
At one point in 2011, during Manning’s recovery from neck surgery and subsequent spinal fusion, it was unknown if the legendary signal caller would ever play in the NFL again.
Manning has more than proved any doubters wrong with his historic 2013 season which saw him throw for a NFL record 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards.
Despite the records, Manning still wasn’t satisfied with the 2013 season as the Broncos got obliterated in the Super Bowl by the Seattle Seahawks.
The hunger for another Super Bowl ring undoubtedly drives the ultra-competitive Manning. He might end up sticking around a little longer than most think, in order to get another shot at the big game.