A brutal postseason loss takes a lot out of you. For Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, it may have taken out his will to go through the grind of another NFL season.
"That's kind of what I've said all along," Manning said of coming back for 2015, referring to his pre-Christmas statements saying he would come back. "But I can't answer every what-if circumstance. What if you're not as healthy? What if certain coaches leave? I can't answer every what-if situation. I think I'll have to take some time to see how I feel, see how I feel physically."
There are a number of What-If's for the Broncos entering 2015. What if Peyton Manning can't get fully healthy? What if John Fox is fired? What if Adam Gase leaves for a head coaching gig? What if the Broncos ask Peyton to take a pay cut?
Then, Manning was asked to give a firm "I am coming back." Manning replied, "I could not say that."
This is the most noncommittal we’ve ever heard Peyton Manning. We have never heard him like this.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) January 12, 2015