Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning told Kurt Warner in an interview that aired before Thursday night's Broncos game in Oakland that playing in the Super Bowl in his hometown has crossed his mind.
"Yeah I guess you think about it, you know, sometimes," Manning said. "New Orleans has been a special place for my family and for brother, Cooper, who lives there. And Eli. It's our hometown. And so I'm glad to see New Orleans has a Super Bowl again. It deserves it. And you really could have it there every single year. And so it's a big thing for the city. You know, certainly when you're in the middle of the season, hey, that's where you wanna be."
Manning told Warner that success in Denver means Super Bowls.
"I tell you, one thing I've learned pretty quickly playing in Denver is that it is a organization that's about championships. That's the culture," Manning said.
Manning and the Broncos have already clinched the AFC West and are looking to claim the No.2 playoff spot. Tied with Baltimore and New England at 9-3, Denver needs to just win their remaining four games and hope for a Patriots loss to lock up the No. 2 seed.