It took a columnist from The Times-Picayune to break the Peyton Manning news, but according to two sources (via Jeff Duncan) the 2014 Denver Broncos' quarterback plans to return:
Manning wants to talk with Broncos executive vice president and general manager John Elway before announcing his intentions for the 2015 season, a source said. He hopes to talk to him in the next couple of days.
Manning is in New Orleans to work with renowned fitness trainer Mackie Shilstone and is expected to begin training with Shilstone this week, making preparations for his 18th NFL season, according to two sources close to Manning.
The 39-year-old quarterback is the oldest starting quarterback in the NFL, but just a year ago became the only five-time NFL MVP in history. He currently needs only 2,148 yards to top Brett Favre's record for most career passing yards.
Manning is currently scheduled to earn $19 million to play football this season for the Broncos; Denver has asked that the quarterback give the team his intentions by March 9.