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Peyton Manning plans return to Broncos in 2015

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Merry Christmas, Broncos Country! Peyton Manning has no plans to retire this offseason.

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

To this point, everything Peyton Manning has ever said about his future has been, "One year at a time."

Maybe in response to the questions about his health and ability, Manning has said something more bold: I'll be here next yearVia the Denver Post -

"I certainly plan on being back if the Broncos will have me."

"I certainly plan on being back if the Broncos will have me," Manning said. "At this point I'm thinking about Oakland. I know this is the time when there are conversations about what coaches are going to return. For some reason I guess I get to fall into that category because maybe I'm closer to the same age as some of the coaches. But I have no plans along those lines. I'm enjoying playing and looking forward to Sunday's game and the game to follow that."

Technically, Manning is signed through 2016, but the five-year contract he signed in 2012 was structured in such a way that each season was basically a one-year deal. The Broncos can choose to walk away from Manning at any time. That being said...

The Broncos will have you, Peyton.

Merry Christmas, Broncos fans. The 2015 season looks bright.