Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning brought his faith to the foreground Sunday in a post-Super Bowl interview in which his future plans remained uncertain.
“I’m going to say a prayer and thank the man upstairs,” Manning told interviewer Tracy Wolfson of CBS shortly after Denver defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to cap what many have expected will be the final season for the 39-year-old quarterback who has now won Super Bowls with both The Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts.
Wolfson then got to the point: was this Manning’s last game?
“You know, I’ll take some time to reflect,” he said. “I’ve got a couple priorities first. I want to kiss my wife and kids. I want to hug my family. I’m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, Tracy. I promise you that. I’m going to take care of those things first. Then I’m going to say a little prayer and thank the man upstairs for this opportunity.”
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