Peyton Manning talks about retirement

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning sat down and spoke with Erik Kuselias of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk and talked about his future.

”I really have no idea how much longer I’ll play,” Manning said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “In the 2011 season, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to play again.  I had a very strange injury.  I had different doctors that just couldn’t give me any type of definite timetable or any guarantee, and when you’re dealing with nerves in an injury, it’s just so unpredictable.”

Manning plans on playing as long as he can.

“I want to play, Erik, as long as I’m still a productive player, as long as I can still help a team, and as long as I still enjoy it,” Manning continued.  “I don’t think it’s about enjoying the games, it’s about do you enjoy practice?  Do you enjoy meetings?  I’ve heard guys that retire, they just say they dreaded going to meetings, they dreaded going to a walk-through.

Manning says he still enjoys everything about the game.

“If it’s just so miserable, then you probably should stop.  But I still enjoy the preparation.  I still enjoy the practice.  I enjoy getting to work with other great football players.  And as long as I can still be effective, I’m going to keep playing.”

With Manning being 37 years-old I could see him playing until he’s 40. He certainly one of the all-time greats and they don’t go away easily.