Peyton Manning‘s 11-year-old son Marshall has made it clear that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Towards the end of January, the NFL playoffs were heating up. With the pressure on, the Philadelphia Eagles went head-to-head against the New York Giants. And retired Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was pleased to make a road trip with his son to see the divisional playoff game.
Besides his incredible talent, there is one thing people recognize Peyton for: having a strong rivalry with his little brother Eli, who played quarterback for the Giants from 2004-2019. Ever since the brothers had their foot in the door of professional football, they have openly teased one another, put each other down, and for lack of a better word, bullied each other.
Apparently, Peyton is raising his son to follow in his footsteps. Rather than supporting Uncle Eli’s former team, Marshall Manning was seen at the playoff game rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles and sporting a Jalen Hurts jersey.
While it is more likely that Marshall simply wanted to show support for the very likable Eagles quarterback, there is other evidence that suggests the Manning blood flows strongly through the 11-year-olds veins.
The Manning family has football talent embedded in their DNA
The family’s foundation in the NFL was set in 1971 when Archie Manning, father to Peyton, Eli, and Cooper, was selected by the New Orleans Saints as the second overall pick. From there, both Peyton and Eli entered the world of professional football, each brother holding two Super Bowl rings. However, the dynasty has not ended with the two iconic brothers. Cooper’s son Arch is a highly-ranked college quarterback who recently committed to play for the University of Texas.
But, it seems unlikely that Arch will be the last member of the family to make headlines. Recently, 11-year-old Marshall made jaws drop when the NFL posted a video of him throwing dimes to the 2023 Pro Bowlers on Instagram.
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Since his father and uncle are coaching the two divisions, the pre-teen was given the opportunity to show off his impressive skills.
“Marshall Manning must have a good football background with throws like these,” the caption reads. In a different post, media outlet CBS posted a reel of one of his throws being caught by Minnesota Vikings Justin Jefferson. CBS Sports noted, “Marshall Manning has a cannon for an 11-year-old.”
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