Younger fans might not remember much about Gil Brandt, but as the Dallas Cowboys vice president of player personnel from the team’s inception in 1960 to 1989, Brandt was one of the architects of the team’s rise to prominence, winning seven conference championships and two Super Bowl titles in his time with the team.
Now a senior analyst with NFL.com, Brandt is paid to offer insight on league matters, and one of the more pressing stories of this off-season, which is still a few days off, mind you, is whether Peyton Manning will play again. And Brandt doesn’t believe that he will.
"I don't think he'll ever play again," said Brandt, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "That's my feeling about the guy. It's a shame because I think he's able to play. If it weren't for injuries, I think he'd be able to play at least another five years. But I'm not sure from what we read, I don't think anyone knows because we haven't seen the medical report. But I don't think he can pass the physical. I'm not sure there's a doctor who wants to put his name on the line to pass him on a physical."
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