Tennessee congressman says Peyton Manning might be considering a run for Senate


However, Perticone also wrote it's most likely Manning would wait until 2020.

Rep. Scott DesJarlais, a four-term rep from the Volunteer State, said Manning - a college football legend at the University of Tennessee - could be eyeing a seat held by Sen.

"[Peyton Manning] is a great guy and a popular guy", the Republican congressman told Business Insider.

Caption + A sometimes emotional and sometimes joyful Peyton Manning announces his retirement at the UC Health Training Facility in Denver on Monday, March 7, 2016.

But DesJarlais said he doubted the football player would run to replace Corker next year, instead waiting until 2020 when Tennessee's other senator, Republican Lamar Alexander, is up for reelection.

Rumors of Manning as a political candidate sprung up earlier this year after his name was thrown around as a possible candidate for the United States Senate. "Last week I was going to run a team, this week I going to apparently run for Senate, and next week I'll be an astronaut. ..." Lamar Alexander in 2020 if he chose to retire as well. "I have no interest in the political world, but would like to continue serving communities".