At his Hall of Fame induction speech last night, Peyton Manning delivered a speech that would have made most politicians blush for how passionate it was.
As the son, brother, future uncle and potential father of NFL players, the game has been a part of Manning’s life forever and always will. Manning made that much clear in his speech, calling upon all of the fans to ensure the game’s growth for years to come.
It was an impassioned speech – and not without a few playful shots at some of his longtime rivals, especially Tom Brady. The crowd ate it up and fans on social media loved it even more.
Since last night Manning’s speech has garnered millions of views. Reposts of the video have been liked and shared by thousands.
And some of the reactions are simply adorable:
Peyton is one of the greatest talkers ever and even though his playing career is over I think he is still the future of football.#PeytonManning #NFLHallofFame #PFHOF21 #PFHOF20 https://t.co/MCAilqpHfF
— Jacob Frierdich (@jfrierdich19) August 9, 2021
— GRANT SMITH (@UNCLEUG) August 9, 2021
— los O (@c_los1992) August 9, 2021
Some were so impressed by the speech, the feel that Manning should be a future candidate for NFL Commissioner or public office:
If this man doesn't become the Commissioner of the NFL.. https://t.co/xkiS7LXu6B
— Derrick (@DerrickIsHere) August 9, 2021
Seemed like the start of a campaign trail… https://t.co/BEnyV4Ic1l
— Jeffrey Nairne (@Jeff_Nairne) August 9, 2021
Peyton Manning is one of the all-time great quarterback in NFL history. But following and even during his career, people realized what an incredible talker he is as well.
While he hasn’t exactly lined up movie or TV roles like some other former stars, the man has courted countless offers for analyst work (on top of all the commercials he does).
Manning is incredibly popular and well-spoken. It seems like only a matter of time before he does something incredible through sheer force of will.
What did you make of Peyton Manning’s speech last night?