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Report: Rams monitoring Peyton Manning retirement decision


during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18.

Christian Petersen

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning hasn’t made any public pronouncements about whether he’ll continue playing in 2016, although there have been plenty of reports and hints that he will be retiring after Super Bowl 50.

If he goes the other way, he’s under contract to the Broncos for one more season although his $21.5 million cap number and $19 million salary would be obstacles to his return. The Rams might be another option in the event Manning decides on another rodeo.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Rams have had internal discussions about pursuing Manning if he’s available this offseason. Bringing in one of the NFL’s all-time greats would be a bigger draw for a first season in Los Angeles than the Case Keenum/Nick Foles duo that’s currently atop the depth chart and we already know that Rams coach Jeff Fisher is a Manning fan.

Any serious discussions about bringing Manning to L.A. would have to wait until he says he’s going to play in 2016, something that seems unlikely given everything we’ve seen and heard over the course of this season.