As ridiculous a source as Rob Lowe may be for NFL-related news, his little tweet about Peyton Manning retired has caused quite the firestorm. While we can all assume that it was pretty much a joke, there is a real question about how likely Manning is to play in 2012, whether for the Indianapolis Colts or anyone else. Well, Manning's brother Cooper told NFL.com that the sure-fire Hall of Fame quarterback is determined to come back:
"What I do know is Peyton is going to do every single thing a human being can possibly do to get ready to play again," Cooper Manning said from his office in New Orleans. "Where, when and how he'll play, that's all up in the air. But as far as his body goes, Peyton's smart, he'll know what to do. Anyone predicting what will happen now going forward is just wasting their breath. But he is working as hard as anyone can work to get out there again."
Cooper Manning acknowledges that his brother's ailment is still unpredictable and that there's no timetable for his return. Manning's future with the Colts could be decided much earlier, though, as he's due a $28 million option bonus on March 8.