Madden reportedly told Manning to explore his options in the front office.
Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning recently met with Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden regarding his plans for the future, according to Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead.
Madden reportedly told Manning to potentially “go the Elway path or get a piece of ownership.” Elway has led the Broncos to two Super Bowl appearances since taking over as the executive vice president of football operations, while Manning served as the team's quarterback. Manning announced his decision to retire after winning Super Bowl 50.
Manning has remained mum on whether or not he may pursue a position as a broadcaster. Madden served as a broadcaster for 29 years with FOX, ABC, ESPN and CBS. Manning has plenty of experience in front of the camera from his sponsorships and commercial opportunities.
Last month, SI's Richard Deitsch explored whether the broadcast booth would be in Manning's future and pegged CBS as a favorite to land him.