Peyton Manning says he won’t coach Volunteers, will let his son play football

Peyton Manning seems to be settling into life as a retired two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback. And that doesn’t include donning a headset on the sideline for his alma mater.

Silencing speculation that he has his sights set on the head coaching job at Tennessee, Manning told the crowd at the Middle Tennessee Sports Awards in Nashville on Thursday that he has no aspirations to coach the Volunteers at this time.

Asked whether he would allow his 5-year-old son to play football amid the concussion concerns surrounding the game, Manning acknowledged the dangers but said he’ll allow it.

And as for a potential NFL comeback, don’t count on it.

For now, the 40-year-old five-time NFL MVP will be busy watching football, doing speaking engagements and coming up with new Nationwide jingles.