"The Rams have had internal discussions about bringing Peyton Manning to Los Angeles should he want to play another season, per a league source." Source
Once again regarding this whole the-seemingly-confidential-information-is-simply-sourced-to-a-generically-termed-source business:
All righty then. So, I wanted a Peyton Manning image to head this post and honestly this picture is just so fun. Remember that commercial? I don't care what anyone says, Peyton Manning is objectively great on TV. We'll see him on it a lot from here on out. My man Brett Favre was in There's Something About Mary. Aaron is in a lot of commercials and was in that one episode of The Office. J.J. is a rising star on the screen, no doubt. But I think Peyton will be the one to consistently get the gigs. His on screen character is fun, funny, and also able to laugh at himself enough where it will work out great. Think of a role that involves a 50-plus-year old white guy. Now think of Peyton Manning. He's perfect for that role. Also, I know he's 39, but with all of these years of wear and tear, 50-plus is in fact the range to cast him in.
Speaking of casting, that's the exact reason Peyton Manning will come back for the L.A. Rams, if he does choose to keep playing after the Super Bowl. It's not about being cast on this Rams team. They were just below OK this year and quarterback play was certainly abysmal for the Rams. They do have one of the next great backs in Todd Gurley. Their defense is good, actually better than most. Their receiving corps isn't spectacular but drafting and free agency can obviously have a big impact. I'm NOT saying this is a situation like Denver where a QB is the one missing piece in the puzzle. This Rams team isn't nearly the Broncos team that Peyton came to, and Peyton's not nearly the Peyton that came to the Broncos.
What I AM saying is that Peyton would come back to the Rams for casting at large in L.A. It's a real no brainer and a total "doy." L.A. is where entertainment is. L.A. is entertainment. You can move as many shows to NYC as you want, but Hollywood's Hollywood. It's undoubtedly the next phase of Peyton Manning's life, being on TV and in movies, so if he wants to play NFL QB on the side when he's not shooting scenes, it would be a great matchup for him. Imagine that work week: memorize plays, memorize lines. Watch game tape, watch your acting reels. Take ice baths, hot tub with celebrities. Eat like a robot, eat like a robot.
We know Peyton Manning loves football. We know Peyton Manning acts. We also know Peyton Manning is an entrepreneur, right Papa John? (Peyton owns a bunch of those stores.)
So, if Mr. Manning wants to keep playing football, he will: as a day job to support his acting career. It sure beats the crap out of being a barista or dog walker while acting. Or, even worse, being a retired sports superstar with nothing left in life when the game's finally done.