Manning will be looking to inspire Broncos to Super Bowl triumph on Sunday.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning avoided questions on his ‘legacy’ at Super Bowl media day, conceding that he wasn’t even sure what the word meant.
The 37-year-old will be making his third appearance in a Super Bowl on Sunday, with the previous two coming with the Indianapolis Colts with whom he won in 2007 and then lost in 2010.
However, after a successful year in Denver, there were a number of questions directed at the quarterback over whether or not another success in the season’s showpiece event would help secure his legacy in the game.
Manning is a four-time NFL MVP who broke records by throwing for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards this season, but he was clearly not interested in discussing where he feels his career is in NFL history.
“I’ve been being asked about my legacy since I was about 25 years old. I’m not sure you can have a legacy when you’re 25 years old. Even 37,” Manning said, as reported by ESPN.
“I’d have to be, like, 70 to have a legacy. I’m not even 100 percent sure what the word even means.”
Manning did draw a gasp from the assembled media when he stumbled and suggested that he was in “the middle” of his career, although he quickly corrected himself and insisted that it was the “homestretch of my career” and revealed he is enjoying the second chapter after serious injury.
The Broncos star is naturally expected to play a pivotal role in the success of his team on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium, and was able to coast through his hour-long session of questioning with his family’s favourite beer and reality TV also on the agenda.
Denver had one of the more effective offensive units in the NFL this season, and it promises to be a thrilling encounter with the “Legion of Boom” when they take on the Seahawks.