Peyton shows off son Marshall Manning in Colts locker room

For the first time publicly, Peyton holds young Marshall in the Colts locker room.

Peyton Manning is always in the spotlight, but it was unique for the Colts franchise quarterback to share something so personal with the media.

Following the Colts 27-19 loss to Carolina, Peyton held eight-month son Marshall while giving postgame interviews. This from a superstar that didn’t even acknowledge his twins birth.

“He got baptized this morning, he and his sister (twin Mosley) so it was a big day today,” Manning said to the gathered media.

This move isn’t like Peyton, who makes every decision very methodically and with purpose. With his health still in question, it has me wondering if he is trying to enjoy every last moment as a professional football player. It has me wondering if he is tired of worrying about the little things and just wants to have fun with those that mean the most to him.

Manning had three surgeries in 19 months time. He hasn’t taken a snap this season, despite remaining on the Colts active roster. Many question when he will return, if at all.  I believe Peyton doesn’t even know at this point. One’s neck and head are so critical and delicate that he may decide its not worth it to take another snap. I can’t blame him. He is great for the NFL and its fans, but his long-term health is not worth the risk. Hopefully his football career is not in jeopardy.

“I’ll probably check in with you all this week,” Manning said before leaving the facility. He has talked with the media for an extended period of time once a month since his latest surgery. The next update will be interesting to hear if progress is being made and if he is throwing the football.

Marshall and Mosley Manning were born on March 31st.

5 Responses to Peyton shows off son Marshall Manning in Colts locker room
  1. Anita Garriott
    November 28, 2011 | 2:50 am

    When can we see mom and sister in family picture. How private…. I had no idea about the twins. That is great. I have twin granddaughter and grandson and it is wonderful. God bless.

  2. bobby
    November 28, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    I can’t get past Peyton’s GIANT HEAD

    • Scott Agness
      November 28, 2011 | 2:58 pm

      And looking at young Marshall’s forehead, he’s clearly Peyton’s child.

  3. C Crook
    February 8, 2012 | 11:41 pm

    Just curious, what kind of name is “Mosley” for a girl? I know nowadays parents are putting original names for their precious bundle of joy(s) but Mosely sounds like a “guy” name…like a Football player’s name.

    I think it’s great Peyton w/his beautiful wife, Ashley have finally had children but can’t get past daughter’s name…anyone have any idea?

    • iluvpeyton
      March 19, 2012 | 8:18 pm

      I read that both children were named after family members, but don’t remember the specifics. If you google it you may be able to find it.

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