Manning passes retirement check list

KUSA- Peyton Manning was back in Knoxville, Tennessee Monday for his 17th annual Peyton Manning Golf Classic to raise money for East Tennessee Children's Hospital and his PeyBack Foundation. Last year's event raised nearly $150,000 for East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

"Knoxville's been so good to me and that's what the PeyBack Foundation is all about," Manning said prior to the golf tournament. "Paying back to the communities that have impacted me," he continued.

Manning's future with the Broncos was also a topic of conversation but the future Hall of Fame quarterback insists that he takes each season year by year.

"You want to evaluate if you are still helping the team, are you hurting the team or slowing them down. Then you have to ask are you still enjoying the game? Everyone enjoys the games and that's not hard to do but are you still enjoying OTA's, the April throwing sessions off campus, do you still have the same energy, do you look forward to training camp July 23 or do you dread that date," Manning said.

"As long as I'm still looking forward to the preparation part of it, then I'd like to do it if I can still help a team and make an impact," Manning added. "I'm excited about still playing football."

Manning will workout with the University Tennessee football team Tuesday and Wednesday.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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