Peyton Manning isn't ready to talk legacy

Jeff Zelevansky

Manning doesn't care about the talk of his legacy and says it shouldn't matter until after his career is through.

During Peyton Manning's 16-year career in the NFL, he has dominated in about every facet imaginable, but has just one Super Bowl ring to show for it. As such, the opportunity to add a second Super Bowl victory to his lengthy list of achievements has inspired plenty of debate about the "legacy" of Manning.

Manning isn't ready to talk about his career like that, though.

On Tuesday, Manning addressed reporters during media day and said he's still far away from thinking about his legacy in the NFL.

"I've been being asked about my legacy since I was about 25 years old," Manning said. "I'm not sure you can have a legacy when you're 25 years old, or even 37. I thought you had to be like 70 to have a legacy. I'm not 100 percent sure what the word even means."

"I'm still in the middle of my career. Let me rephrase that: I'm down the home stretch of my career, but I'm still in it. It's not over yet. It's still playing out. This has been the second chapter of my career, and it's an exciting chapter, and I'm certainly excited to be back in the Super Bowl on behalf of the Denver Broncos."

With a victory on Sunday, Manning would become the 12th quarterback to earn multiple Super Bowl victories. Among the other 11 are Peyton's brother, Eli Manning, who has two Super Bowl wins, and Tom Brady, who has three.

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