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Peyton Manning 'learning to adapt' physically

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Posted at 11:54 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 23:54:16-05

Peyton Manning will play Sunday at age 39, the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history. 

Peyton has talked a lot during the entire playoff run about this being a "unique" season. It was one that saw Manning benched for a few weeks, hurt and ineffective. He played backup to Brock Osweiler, and then came back to lead the Broncos on a march to the Super Bowl. 

Manning talked Wednesday about learning to adapt physically. He made the analogy of baseball pitchers later in their careers, they can't throw the 95 mile-an-hour fastball, but they learn to work the corners. 

Manning has been through a fair number of medical procedures in the past four years. He said he is looking ahead to more of the same, even after his football days are done. 

Manning turns 40 on March 24. 

There have been reports that he has told some friends that Sunday will be his last game. He had "no comment" on that this week. 

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ESPN is reporting the Los Angeles Rams are talking inside their front office about interest in having Manning go to Los Angeles if he's interested. 

Peyton and the Broncos continue practice on Thursday. 

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