Manning signs deal with insurance company

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Quarterback. Pizza maker. Motivational speaker. And now, Peyton Manning is getting into the insurance business.

The Broncos quarterback signed an endorsement deal with Nationwide Insurance and will be featured in national advertising next season.

The insurance company also announced an expanded marketing deal with the Broncos.

Shortly after his move to Denver, Manning made a splash when he bought franchises of a national pizza chain and began starring in commercials for the company.

In addition to making speaking appearances and showing up on David Letterman during a busy offseason, Manning inked the deal with Nationwide.

At a news conference, Manning handed a company executive a No. 18 Broncos jersey with ''Nationwide'' sewed on the back.

''Don't put it on eBay,'' Manning said.

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