Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Not a big Manning fan. He was a great player I just really never cared for him going back to his days at UT. Finally both Manning Irsay handled the situation with class. It was a bad soap opera for the better half of two monts when both sides were going back and forth. I didn't really know a whole lot about Irsay before the whole Manning saga but I think as a fan I would really like him as my owner. He seems to connect with his fans better than most owners in all of professional sports.
As for Manning I almost hope he never plays another down of football again. He was fantastic in his prime, the way he dictated games a the line of scrimage. The way he took complete control of the offense. The way he revolutionized the no huddle offense will be hard to replicate. Now you have a guy who will be 36, coming off 3 neck surgeries, and who missed an entire season. I don't think Manning will be bad, just don't think he will be anywhere near where he wants to be.
I am pretty confident that Manning is set for his life. I am also pretty confident that if he were to retire he could make upwards of $1-2M doing TV, adds, public speaking, etc. Why risk a neck injury at 36 when you have accomplished everything for your resume.
I think he has a chip on his shoulder and will probably be very motivated to be very good, I don't think he would play if he could not be good. I am a fan so this statement could just be wishful thinking.