Peyton Manning joined ESPN’s Trey Wingo this afternoon to discuss his future and the current state of his recovery.
“I really feel good. I continue to make progress every day,” he said. “Everything that the doctors have told me has been on point, which is encouraging to me. I just had a great day today with rehab, just got back from the facility, and that’s what we continue to do. Just keep trying to get better. So far I have. That’s the plan from here on out.”
This is interesting because multiple reports came out last night that Manning’s recovery had “plateaued” and there were concerns that he wouldn’t be able to get his arm strength back to where it was a year ago.
Manning was asked about what he thought will happen regarding his looming $28 million bonus.
“I cannot predict that,” he said. “I think it’s well documented how I feel about this city, the fans, the Colts, Jim Irsay. It’s well documented. Tough decisions have to be made. They’ll be made at the appropriate time. This is just not the week to do it. It’s not the week. I know people can talk about it, that’s fair, that’s part of the game. It doesn’t mean that I have to add to that conversation, and I just don’t plan to.”
At times, Manning seemed to be frustrated with the line of questioning and did a great job of mentioning his sponsor, Gatorade, a multitude of times.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned that Manning will most likely become “the most decorated and high-profile free agent in NFL history.”
This story is really just starting so you can expect to hear about it for the x-amount of months.