Meanwhile, GM John Elway is expected to meet with the QB again after the NFL combine, which finishes up on Monday.
In any case, we'd expect some clarity regarding Manning's playing future before March 9, when his million base salary is slated to become guaranteed.
He followed up by going 51 for 92 for 539 yards, two touchdowns and one pick in the playoffs.
wait patiently while Manning completes his vacation and returns to Denver with a decision in mind, but with a potential price tag of million, general manager John Elway wouldn't be blamed if he turned the offense over to Brock Osweiler after the veteran struggled mightily this past season.
Because Osweiler is an unrestricted free agent, he could sign elsewhere as early as March 7, when organizations are first given the ability to extend offer sheets, or two days before Manning's contract becomes fully guaranteed.
The five-time league MVP is the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes for a career (539) and single season (55 in 2013), passing yardage (71,940), and victories by a quarterback (186).
Manning's departure leaves Brock Osweiler as the top quarterback on the Broncos' depth chart, though it's uncertain if the team is comfortable proceeding with him as the starter heading into 2016.
has yet to make a call on his playing status in advance of the 2016 NFL season, reports.
Manning's play declined considerably this season, as evidenced by his touchdown-to-interception ratio and meager 6.7 yards per pass attempt, while a torn plantar fascia in his left foot also inhibited him in the second half of the campaign.
Though it was believed that other teams could still be interested in bringing him aboard had the Broncos cut him loose when his 2016 contract became guaranteed March 8, Manning will instead leave the game while on top and while holding sole possession of many NFL records.