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John Elways thinks questioning Peyton Manning’s legacy is reaching

Some people are saying that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning needs this Super Bowl win to cement his legacy, which is just ridiculous. Broncos executive John Elway understands the pressure and thinks anyone saying Manning’s legacy in the line is just looking for a narrative.

“I think that when people say that, they’re looking for something,” Elway said. “Because he had such a tremendous year, I mean, what else are you going to talk about Peyton Manning that’s negative other than, ‘Okay, we’ve got to go to his legacy?’

“So I don’t think this game, one way or the other, affects his legacy the way that he has played. So he’s going to be one of the all-time greats no matter what, and this will definitely help [the argument against that] if we lose it, but the bottom line, this year that he has had – legacies don’t get great until you’re done. That’s when people start talking.”

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