Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning, has arrived at Super Bowl XLVIII and says that no matter what happens next Sunday, he plans on playing next season.
He'll have to pass a medical exam on his surgically repaired neck, which is the same kind of exam he had following the 2012 season.
“I think as soon as I stop enjoying it, if I can't do this, if I can't help the team, that's when I stop playing. If that's next year, and maybe it is, but I certainly want to continue to keep playing,” said Manning.
As long as he's still enjoying the preparation and the work that comes with playing football, Manning thinks that he should keep playing. He said he's playing on a “year-at-a-time” basis and thinks that's the healthiest way to approach his career at this point.
When asked about his quarterback, Broncos executive vice president of football , John Elway, said that Manning is “young and playing well.” Broncos cornerback, Champ Bailey, said that they take everything at a game-by-game basis and that Manning doesn't like to talk about whether or not it may be his last season.
With 5,477 passing yards, Manning set the NFL single-season record for passing yards this season. He is currently signed to a five year $96 million contract that runs through the 2016 season.