Peyton Manning holds ‘retirement combine’ at kickoff village in Denver

DENVER -- He might  not be on the field in No. 18 for the Broncos anymore, but that doesn't mean fans weren't thrilled to see Peyton Manning back in Denver on Thursday.

Peyton Manning at Civic Center Park in Denver for the NFL Kickoff.

Peyton Manning at Civic Center Park in Denver for the NFL Kickoff.

He stopped by the NFL Kickoff Village in Civic Center Park, where tons of free events were set up for fans.

Manning -- famous for many commercials, including those for DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket -- had a "retirement combine" sponsored by the satellite company.

The combine sent fans through a fun set of chores, timing to get them done in time to watch some football.

Manning took part, snapped some photos with fans, and recorded some footage that may be part of a future commercial.