Peyton Manning to Appear on TV Show “Modern Family”

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    Peyton Manning the TV star? Well, maybe not yet, but the former Vol legend is set to appear on an upcoming episode of one of the most popular television shows currently on TV.

    According to a report by WKRN in Los Angeles, California, the former Vol quarterback and recently retired NFL quarterback is set to appear an on episode of ABC’s “Modern Family.” He will play the role of Coach Gary, a coach hired by Sofia Vergara’s character, Gloria, to replace Ed O’Neill’s character, Jay, as their son’s coach and a handy man.

    Vergara posted a photo on Instagram of Manning on set with both her and O’Neill. Manning is sporting an Indianapolis Colts colored shirt and has a baseball glove strapped to his left hand.

    Just another day on the set of Modern Family😀😀😀

    A photo posted by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on

    This won’t be Manning’s first appearance on a comedy show. Manning has been a guest voice actor on “The Simpsons” and has been a guest host of “Saturday Night Live” as well.

    Manning has been linked everywhere over the last couple months. From a front office spot with the Indianapolis Colts to potentially running for a seat in the Senate in the coming years, Manning’s name has been bandied about all over the place the past few months. But Manning appears to be enjoying retirement and seems content, for now, to have fun and do whatever he wants with his free time.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.