“I want him to and I’ve asked him to,” Irsay said. “I would love to have him retire as a Colt and how he handles that part of his career.”
Irsay also said that he’s rooting for Manning to win another Super Bowl title.
“I told Peyton right after the (AFC Championship Game) everyone here is so excited, and it’s so deserving because I don’t think anyone is more respected by everyone in the game, meaning you guys in the media to the players on the field he’s playing against,” Irsay said. “It’s just so deserving, it really is.”
There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about Manning’s future. A report from Wednesday mentioned that he could have interest from the Rams if he wants to continue playing the Broncos move on.
Manning previously told Patriots HC Bill Belichick after the AFC Championship Game that “this might be my last rodeo.”
“Hey, listen, this might be my last rodeo,” Manning told Belichick, via Pro Football Talk. “So, it sure has been a pleasure.”
Manning, 39, is in the fourth year of his five-year, $96 million contract that includes $18 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $15 million this season to go along with another $19 million in 2016.
In 2015, Manning appeared in 10 games and thrown for 2,249 yards while completing 59.8 percent of his passes to go along with nine touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Manning’s future as the news is available.