It could be the biggest play of Peyton Manning’s career.
The former Indianapolis Colt and Denver Broncos quarterback’s name is being floated as the next possible senator in the state of Tennessee.
It happened after Republican Sen. Bob Corker announced on Tuesday that he would not seek another term.
Shortly after Corker’s announcement, Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais suggested that Manning could be the right fit to take his place, in an interview with Business Insider.
Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais just told me Peyton Manning (!) is indeed a possible 2018 senate candidate
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) September 26, 2017
“[Peyton Manning] is a great guy and a popular guy,” DesJarlis told Business Insider, but added that Manning “may be looking more at” a possible 2020 run for Senate if Sen. Lamar Alexander decides to retire, as has been rumored.
Manning has shown an affinity for the Republican Party as he has donated to Gov. Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential run, Gov. Jeb Bush’s primary campaign in 2016.
Manning joins Kid Rock as another Republican celebrity the public has become enamored with running for senate.
But he ought to beware, the left has started attacking Kid Rock, who has not officially announced that he is running for senate.
Nonetheless, social media was excited about the prospect of Sen. Manning.
All you non-Republican Broncos and Colts fans that ignored Peyton Manning’s conservative politics will be tested. https://t.co/blkUzG0gAD
— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) September 26, 2017
Senator Peyton Manning (R-TN) pic.twitter.com/yeXPgXbQoK
— Matt Viser (@mviser) September 26, 2017
*Extremely Nationwide jingle voice*
Peyton Manning, sen-a-tor.
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) September 26, 2017
corker announcement drops and literally the first tweet i see after is “Peyton Manning 2018?”
DC, keepin it real
— E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcS) September 26, 2017
Senator Peyton Manning (R-TN) sure sounds awesome.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 26, 2017
Sen. Peyton Manning in 2018.
Gov. Tom Brady in 2019.
Epic Brady-Manning primary in 2024.
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) September 26, 2017
— FISHING GODDESS (@AFishingGoddess) September 27, 2017
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