The Miami Dolphins reached out to Peyton Manning immediately after Ryan Tannehill's knee injury last December.
Adam Gase worked with Manning during their time together with the Denver Broncos.
“He said, ‘Hey 18, [Ryan] Tannehill went down,'” Archie Manning said. “[Gase] said, ‘I think he’s going to miss some time. The first question I’m going to get at the press conference in the morning is if I’m going to try to bring you to Miami. What do you want me to tell them?'”
Said Archie: “The text message came back from Peyton, ‘You tell them I could probably come play, but there’s no way I can miss carpool the next two weeks.’ So, he was done.”