Peyton Manning expected to return for next season

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is expected to return for an 18th season, according to ESPN.

A decision is likely as soon as this week.

Manning is convinced that new coach Gary Kubiak will design a scheme that works for him.

Manning will have a checkup on his surgically repaired neck on March 1.

Manning is guaranted $19 million if he's on the roster on March 9, one day before the start of the league year.

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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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