Former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback peyton manning might run for senator in 2018, according to Joe Perticone of Business Insider. Perticone reported that Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee floated the name of Manning as a possible candidate for senator in 2018. Early this year, Manning’s name was mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, who announced that he would not seek re-election next year. DesJarlais added that Manning could replace Sen. Lamar Alexander in 2020 if he decided to retire as well.

In March, Manning rejected the idea, saying he didn’t know where that came from.

He added that he had no interest in politics but stressed that he would like to serve communities. Recently, he rubbed elbows with several politicians, including Corker and President Donald Trump, while playing golf at Trump National Golf Club. Manning is a popular figure in the state as he played college ball at the University of Tennessee from 1994 to 1997.

After his collegiate career, Manning was drafted first overall by the Colts in the 1998 Draft. He played 13 seasons with the Colts and carried them to a Super Bowl title in 2006. In 2012, he signed with the Broncos where won a second Super Bowl ring. In 17 seasons, Manning tallied 71,940 passing yards and 539 touchdowns. He also set the record for passing yards in a season with 5,477 and passing touchdowns with 55. He won five NFL MVP awards.

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