Report: Manning not coming out of retirement to join Vikings

By Anthony Caruso III

There’s speculation online that suggests that Peyton Manning may come out of retirement to play for the Minnesota Vikings. However, according to Pro Football Talk, that will not be the case.

Manning retired from the game a month after winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos. His play was in decline in his final year in Denver, including missing several games with an injury.

Peyton Manning after winning Super Bowl 50 with his son (Getty Images)

Earlier today, the Vikings likely lost their starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the season.

At first, it was likely being reported to be a torn ACL. Now, it’s being reported to be a dislocated knee — yet the team doesn’t know how severe the injury is besides that.

With this injury, head coach Mike Zimmer will likely call on Shaun Hill, Bridgewater’s back-up last season, to be the starter. Hill hasn’t been a starter since being with the St. Louis Rams in 2014.

He hasn’t started more than 10 games in a season. Plus, as a starter, he hasn’t made the playoffs.

The Vikings are coming off hosting a first-round Wild Card game, before losing to the Seattle Seahawks. Without Bridgewater, or a quarterback better than Hill, they’re going to have a hard-time making the playoffs again.

Last season, Bridgewater started all 17 games for the Vikings. He went 292-of-447 for 3,231 yards with 14 touchdowns. He also had nine interceptions and a 88.7 quarterback rating.

Hill has 16 wins and 18 losses as a National Football League starter. He has thrown for 8,053 yards with 49 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

He went 3-and-5 and went 145-of-229 for 1,657 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Prior to that, he didn’t start an NFL game since 2010 with the Detroit Lions. His best record as an NFL starter was 5-and-3 with the San Francisco 49ers.

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