Report: Peyton Manning wants to return to Broncos

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Report: Manning plans to return to Broncos in 2015
Wednesday January 21st, 2015

Peyton Manning wants to return to the Denver Broncos, according to a report from Woody Paige of The Denver Post.

Manning won't decide on a return until after undergoing a physical examination, the report says.

According to three trustworthy sources, Manning wants to return to the Broncos, but won't and can't make a final decision until he takes an annual physical examination mandated by his contract. Last year, the test results were learned at the beginning of March. The Broncos have requested that Manning let them know his plans by March 9 — the day before teams must exercise their rights on veteran players under contract. Manning, who turns 39 on March 24, is due $19 million next season.

Manning, who will turn 39 in March, just completed his 17th season in the NFL and his third with the Broncos.

He has two seasons remaining on the $96 million deal he signed with Denver in 2012.

The Broncos went 12-4 this season, finishing first in the AFC West before falling to the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Denver recently hired former Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to replace John Fox, with whom the team agreed to mutually part ways earlier this month.

Kubiak has said that he has already spoken with Manning.

"It's easy to build a playbook for [Manning]. He's been the master for many, many years," Kubiak said this week, according to the Post.

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