Is Peyton Manning eyeing Broncos ownership in the near future?

Peyton Manning (left) and DeMarcus Ware (right) share a laugh on the field Thursday.
Peyton Manning (left) and DeMarcus Ware (right) share a laugh on the field Thursday. (Credit: Denver Broncos)

Ever since retiring, Peyton Manning has become a part of the Denver community as he continues to grow his football legacy. Is owning the Denver Broncos the next step in that legacy?

With the battle over who gets to own the team seemingly nearing its conclusion, the Broncos could soon be up for sale, and Manning has been frequently tabbed by fans as someone they would like to see own the team.

He has the finances and the connections to other wealthy moguls necessary to potentially form a strong ownership group, and he’s also been heavily involved in the community since his retirement.

“Certainly living in Denver, I’m very much a Broncos ambassador, fan, season-ticket holder,” Manning said Wednesday during a press conference to promote his upcoming induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, via Mike Klis of 9News. “Been to every game the past five years since I retired that fans were allowed to go to, so I’m certainly interested in what’s going to happen as anybody because I care about it.”

“[O]bviously I’m interested in what’s going to happen (regarding Broncos ownership),” Manning continued. “I haven’t said ‘no’ to anything officially forever. I’ve just said ‘no’ to some things each year. The next year maybe things change. So who knows what will happen in that but it’s going to be a part of my life forever in my opinion.”

The only thing Manning made clear about his future in the world football, is that his future remains uncertain. He’s willing to try new things until he finds that right fit.

“I’ve kind of gone on a year-to-year basis in this second chapter. I’m going to try to do this, this year. I don’t really go past that very much because you try different things and maybe you like it, maybe you don’t.”

Here’s to hoping chapter three involves ownership of the Denver Broncos