How Peyton Manning Will Spend the 2007 Offseason
Peyton Manning (AP photo)
He's finally won the big one.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is going to feel so much different in the 2007 offseason in comparison to the last ten or so years. For once, his team lived up to expectations instead of being eliminated at some point in the playoffs by the Patriots, Steelers, Broncos or whomever. This time, the Colts made it to the Super Bowl, and won, with Manning taking home the coveted MVP award.
This was not a monkey on Manning's back, it was an elephant.
So how will he spend the 2007 offseason? According to his official website, Manning likes to play golf, spend time with his wife, dine out, go to movies and read. With the first mini-camp for teams generally around May, Manning will have a good three months to do all that stuff.
Just a hunch, but I think Manning's golf game will be more enjoyable. Food will taste better. People will stop him on the street to congratulate him. Time spent with his family will be more rewarding. He no longer has to answer the question that has plagued him through most of his college and pro career, that being "Why can't you win the big on?"
Instead, Peyton Manning will allow himself to let all the tension roll off his neck and shoulders, and actually enjoy life for a few months before it's time to get back to work.