It’s been awhile since Peyton Manning was looking for a new line of profession, and it seems as if he’s a bit lost. That’s what happens when someone tells you that you can no longer do the one thing you’ve been born and bred to do.

Now, it’s not as if Manning is joining the unemployment line. He’s got enough money stashed away to last him a few generations, and there’s no shortage of people looking to acquire his talents going forward. Still, it’s a daunting task to decide what to do next, especially when his options range from managing a football team to calling the game from the broadcast booth. Both make sense, but choosing one may be more difficult than you’d expect.

Apparently, that’s why Manning turned towards John Madden, one of the game’s most historic figures, for advice.

According to Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead, Manning recently asked the former Raiders’ head coach and broadcaster for his opinion on what to do next. Apparently, Manning has already been offered a job in the booth next to Jim Nantz as the color commentator on CBS.

Madden, though, told him to stay away from broadcasting and choose a path in management or ownership, instead — not unlike John Elway.

Only time will tell what Manning will do, but it would be nice to swap in that sweet southern drawl of Manning’s for Phil Simms‘, uh … well, I’m not sure what Phil Simms says half the time, but I can promise you that it’s not as entertaining as Manning.