Peyton Manning and John Elway remain on the sidelines of Broncos bidding process

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We now know what Tom Brady will do once his career on the pitch is over. We’re still waiting for Peyton Manning’s post-game plan to fully blossom.

Despite the belief that Manning would align himself with one of the groups vying to buy the Broncos, Manning plays it cool and shy. Mike Klis of 9News in Denver explained on Monday that Manning and former Broncos general manager John Elway are watch and wait.

Elway said he would like to be involved with the new property as an advisor or consultant. Via Klis, several potential Broncos buyers reached out to Manning to gauge his interest. He still has to commit.

It’s the smart game. If he picks a horse now, he might pick the wrong one. While waiting for the end of the race, he will be able to board once the new owner is in the winner’s circle.

All of this assumes that Manning ultimately wants to get involved in running a team. He built up a progressive plate of other interests, and that plate became quite full. If/when he gets involved in a franchise, it could quickly take up more time than he’s willing to commit.

Some believe Manning is waiting to buy his own team, perhaps through pooling resources with members of his family, including his brother, Eli. It takes a lot of money, though. And with ever-higher franchise values, it will take more and more money to make that happen.

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