Peyton Manning: No Timetable on Retirement Decision — Still ‘Taking It All in’

Monday on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” host Scott Van Pelt interviewed Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning while he is celebrating his Super Bowl 50 win with his family at Disneyland.

Manning, who said shortly after the victory over the Carolina Panthers Sunday that he wants to take his time before deciding to retire or continue playing, was asked by Van Pelt if he has a timetable on when he would have his decision.

“I really don’t, certainly feel fortunate to be playing into February. That’s always the goal every year to be playing into February. I have some friends that like to go hunting in Mississippi in January and they invite you and I always say, ‘I hope I’m not available to go hunting in January, I want to be playing in January.’ So, when you do play into February it makes for a long season. And the thing that you need is a little break and a little getaway. And I had a great day today in Disneyland. I didn’t get to come here nine years ago. Indianapolis, I had a chance to go. I was nervous about missing the parade back in Indianapolis and I was kind of new, Scott, to that Super Bowl experience and so I made a mistake and missed it.”

He later added, “I’m kind of taking it all in and then looking forward to a little getaway somewhere because it has been a long season. And then I will kind of deal with that. I think that ‘stay in the moment’ philosophy I’m going to stick with it for at least a little bit longer.”

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