Add former Denver Broncos safety and 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist John Lynch to the list of people thinking Peyton Manning is coming back next year.
John Lynch tells us he spent some time with Peyton Manning last week. Says he’d be "shocked" if he’s not back: "He’ll work his tail off".— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) January 28, 2015
Lynch, now a color commentator for the NFL on FOX, has said he has fond memories of his time with the Broncos (2004-07) and clearly still remains close to the team. He gave a lengthy and heartfelt statement to FOX Sports when it was announced owner Pat Bowlen would be stepping down due to Alzheimer's last year.
Other people who have reported/believe Peyton will come back include Emmanuel Sanders, Woody Paige, and DeMarcus Ware. Manning will turn 39 in March, and Lynch's comments are the latest to suggest that Manning's annual physical could be the only thing that would keep him from giving it another go in the orange and blue in 2015.