Peyton Manning to miss Pro Bowl, still undecided about future

While Peyton Manning may be undecided on playing in 2015, he has opted out of the upcoming Pro Bowl.

Manning played the Broncos last handful of games with a right thigh injury that he suffered in a December game against the Chargers.

The quarterback released a statement via the Broncos saying he was disappointed about having to miss his first Pro Bowl.

“It’s a great honor to be selected to the Pro Bowl, and I’ve always taken the obligation to play in it very seriously,” Manning said. “I’ve believed that, if healthy, it’s a player’s responsibility to play in the game because of what it means to be voted in by your peers and the fans.

“I’m disappointed that I’m just not healthy enough this year to be part of it. It’s going to be tough not being down there with the other guys, but it hasn’t had enough time to heal.”

The Broncos and Manning have about a month until he has to take a physical to guarantee his $19 million salary for 2015. Gary Kubiak is now considered the favorite for the Broncos head coaching vacancy. Manning had desired to play for the Texans back in 2012 when Kubiak was their head coach.