• Peyton Manning believes Tom Brady can create a "winning culture" in Tampa Bay
  • Manning said Brady does not need his advice
  • Manning is continuing to help people in Denver amidst the Coronavirus crisis

Peyton Manning is certain Tom Brady could bring his winning ways to Tampa Bay. The retired quarterback said the upcoming NFL season will be one for the books as he sees his former rival’s stunning transfer from New England to become a Buccaneer as a downright game-changer for the rest of the league.

Manning, who used to play for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 years, knows what it’s like to part ways with a team he called home for a very long time. But as he delved on the topic, the two-time Super Bowl winner played down the possibility of him reaching out to the former Patriots star to give him a piece of advice.

"I can tell the way Tom is talking, how excited he is," Manning said on The Fan, stressing Brady does not need any word from him regarding the transfer of teams.

Brady, 42, signed with the Buccaneers in March, ending his 20-year tenure in New England, where he won six Super Bowl championships and four Super Bowl MVP awards.

“…Tom's going to get coached by some great coaches down there. I know they're excited,” Manning added. "To me it's going to be an exciting year of football when it returns. How many games we're going to get, who knows, but everyone knows how hard a worker Tom is and there's no doubt he's going to help create a winning culture there in Tampa that the rest of the players feed off of."

Asked about what keeps him busy right now, the 44-year-old said he is actively participating in various outreach activities, particularly in Denver, where a number of people have also been affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

According to the latest report, the state of Colorado has 10,878 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which include 508 deaths.

"It's certainly been an adjustment like it has been for everybody," said Manning, per the Denver Broncos’ official website. "I think during these times instead of thinking about yourself, you're thinking about others. You think about others and maybe a way you can help out. There's a lot of people hurting during this time.”

Manning was an 18-year NFL veteran, who boasts his own legendary Professional Football resume. After a decorated stint with the Colts, the 1998 first overall pick signed with the Denver Broncos in 2012 and won his second Super Bowl championship in 2015. He was selected to the Pro Bowl 14 times and was hailed the NFL MVP in five different seasons.

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Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are two of the five best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL. Getty