'Pumped' Manning talks legacy, future

The Sports NetworkJanuary 28, 2014 

Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Peyton Manning is "pumped" to play in his third Super Bowl and said "when you're representing a different organization, it has a different feeling and it's special to be here on behalf of the Denver Broncos."

Manning experienced both winning and losing the Super Bowl as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts.

He was asked about his legacy Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day.

"I've been asked about my legacy since I was about 25 years old, which I'm not sure you can have a legacy when you're 25 years old or even 37," Manning said. "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 homestretch 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."

Getting ready to play in the first cold-weather Super Bowl, Manning didn't seem too concerned.

The latest forecasts for East Rutherford, N.J., where the game will be played at MetLife Stadium, showed highs in the upper 30s for Sunday with lows in the 20s. There is a chance of precipitation, but not a big one.

It was in the teens Tuesday, but players stayed warm indoors at the Prudential Center, where Media Day was held.

"I think we played in all types of conditions this year. I think that will help us," Manning said.

He doesn't envision Sunday's game being his last if the AFC-champion Broncos are to beat the Seattle Seahawks.

"I feel a little bit better than I thought I would coming off that (neck) surgery a couple years ago," Manning said. "I feel better physically and I've been rejuvenated playing under a different offense, playing with new receivers.

"It kind of keeps me stimulated every day. So I certainly would like to keep playing."

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