The Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals were among the most entertaining teams to watch in Super Bowl LI, but one thing has been missing from the game: The NFL playoffs.
While the Cardinals were a legitimate threat to make it to the title game, the Broncos were looking at an uphill battle to win it all.
But that doesn’t mean the Broncos aren’t motivated to prove they belong in the postseason, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.
Schefter said that the Broncos are actively looking for a franchise quarterback, and that the team is considering former Denver quarterback Peyton Manning.
Manning, who played for the Broncos from 2001-07, led the Broncos to the Super Bowl twice, including a Super Bowl victory in 2014.
While Manning has played in the NFL for more than 20 years, he has never made the playoffs in his career.
It’s not impossible for Manning to make the playoffs again, but he’ll need to take a step back to make that happen.