No plans for Peyton Manning to retire

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will retire one day obviously.

However, he has no intentions of retiring at any particular time.

Manning, 38, won the Most Valuable Player award last season. He passed for 55 touchdowns and over 5,500 yards, setting single-season NFL records.

"I still enjoy the work and preparation," Manning said.

What does Broncos coach John Fox see from Manning?

"There's so much change in the NFL nowadays that I think that keeps the juices flowing, whether that's getting Emmanuel Sanders up to speed or last year, Wes Welker," Fox said. "Anytime you put a new cog in there, that's an adjustment. I think he takes pride in that and he attacks that. He seems to me to be having a great time."

Manning told the Associated Press he thinks about what it would be like to retire one day.

"Sometimes I sort of kick back and I pause and I think what sorts of things would I miss the most if I wasn't playing," Manning said.

What will he do when retirement does happen for him?

"When you don't play football anymore, you can broadcast, you can coach, you can be in management, whatever, but you are not allowed to go into the huddle anymore," Manning said. "That huddle is just for players. You can go into the locker room after the game and you can speak to the team, but I think any retired player would probably tell you they miss the huddle.

"And I like going into that huddle. I like the guys that I get to work with. I like lifting weights, working with Wes Welker, doing a set of bench press with Jacob Tamme, I like working with the guys that I play with and I still like learning. I like being challenged by Adam every day to be a better football player. There are a lot of things that I still enjoy about it. And I look forward to driving over here every day. I think as soon as you go, 'Golly, I do not want to go over there today,' that's when you've got to get out."

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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