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Peyton Manning has 'no interest' in politics

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As the football world awaits Peyton Manning's next move, the legendary quarterback is taking at least one semi-popular idea off the table.

Manning downplayed rumblings about a potential run for the U.S. Senate while speaking at Adobe Summit 2017 in Las Vegas on Wednesday, explaining that he simply has no desire to join the political world.

"I don't know where that came from," Manning said, according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post. "Last week I was going to run a team, this week I going to apparently run for Senate, and next week I'll be an astronaut. I have no interest in the political world, but would like to continue serving communities."

That should take care of that. But don't expect talk of Manning's potential future in an NFL front office to go anywhere.

His "run a team" comment was an apparent reference to rumors that have linked Manning to a prominent executive role with the Indianapolis Colts - something he hasn't denied outright. That has to count for something, right?

Either way, the 40-year-old isn't in any rush to settle into the next stage of his career.

"The best advice I got was to not sign up for something full-time right away that you can't commit to," Manning said. "I'm taking my time and seeing what my options might be."

One thing both Manning and his fans can count on is that it's only a matter of time until he's enshrined in Canton, Ohio. With a resume that includes all-time records in several major passing categories, along with a pair of Super Bowl titles, Manning is a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer.

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