Conflicting Reports of Whether Colts, Peyton Manning Have Had Front Office Talks

While there has been increasing speculation entering the weekend that the franchise’s greatest player could be set to lead the Indianapolis Colts front office, there are now conflicting reports of whether Peyton Manning and team owner Jim Irsay are actually engaged in such discussions:

Typically where there’s smoke, there’s some fire.

Nov 20, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts former quarterback Peyton Manning is introduced at halftime of a game against the Tennessee Titans to honor the 10th anniversary of the 2006 Super Bowl championship team at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

While nothing between Manning and the Colts appears imminent, it does appear that at least the idea of Manning heading the franchise’s front office has at least crossed team owner Jim Irsay‘s mind–and he may be tinkering with the idea.

There’s also still the issue of whether Manning would even want to take on the time consuming job of leading the Colts front office all together.

That being said, Manning is reportedly in town for former Colts general manager Bill Polian‘s induction into the franchise’s ring of honor Sunday, so he would be readily available for any potential front office discussions.

Whether such discussions will actually take place remains to be seen; however, as the Colts first and foremost have to make decisions on whether general manager Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano will continue to lead the franchise going forward.

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