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Peyton Manning plans to attend Broncos season opener

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It's not a surprise that Manning will be there for the opener against the Panthers, but it's awesome to finally get official word.

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Peyton Manning has remained hush-hush about his plans after football since retiring in early March. Well, aside from making commercials, that is. You know that will continue with all of this extra time on his hands.

Broncos Country got a glimpse at what he plans to do come Sept. 8.

Manning will attend the opener at Mile High Stadium.

"I look forward to the fall," he told Mike Kils after the White House visit on Monday. "I'll be there at the opener when they drop the banners and I have the trophy presentation in the game against Carolina, and I look forward to that."

As for what he will do next, he's just enjoying retirement ... as much as he can.

"I feel busier than I ever have," Manning told Klis. "All those people I've told the past 18 years, ‘Hey I can't do that I have practice that day,' they all know that and, ‘Hey, I know you're available and you promised to come play in my tournament or you promised to come to my charity event.'

"So I'm paying up on some commitments, and I'm doing some fun stuff as well. I've really worked hard to protect my fall weekends. I'm going to have free fall weekends for the first time in 22 years. I'm going to be at the Broncos' season opener. I think they play the Colts in Week 2, I'll be there. There's some Giants games I want to go to (to watch his brother Eli play) and get back to see my Tennessee Vols, so football will be a part of my fall but it will be on my schedule."

It's not a surprise that Manning will be there for the opener against the Panthers, but it's awesome to finally get official word.

One question remains: Who will he see replace him at quarterback?