By Ryan Mayer
Peyton Manning earned his second Super Bowl victory last night 24-10 over MVP Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Following the game, Peyton told reporters that he would “have a few Budweisers tonight” to celebrate. That celebration didn’t keep Manning from appearing on CBS This Morning today.
In the interview, Peyton continued to play it cool when asked about his possible retirement saying that he will talk about it with his wife Ashley, and pray about it to “the big man upstairs” but the celebration is more on his mind right now.
Manning has taken a lot of flak this season for his play and it continued in the lead up to Sunday. With that in mind, he was asked later in the interview if he felt he had anything to prove going into the game:
“No I really didn’t feel that way,” said Manning. “I was truly honored to be a part of that game, to be playing in the 50th Super Bowl. Obviously, I’ve been a huge football fan growing up and have watched a ton of Super Bowls. Walking out on that field for the pre-game warm-ups it was about as beautiful a setting as you could possibly imagine. To be playing in it, I felt so honored and grateful.”
You can see the full interview above. Manning is the first QB in NFL history to have won a Super Bowl as the starting QB of two different teams.
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.