DENVER -- Photos of Peyton Manning golfing with President Donald Trump over the weekend had people speculating if the former Broncos and Colts quarterback could enter the world of politics.
Bleacher Report writer Mike Freeman wrote the idea isn’t as far-fetched as some might think.
Freeman reports one AFC general manager told him, "Peyton Manning will be president one day.”
Freeman also suggested some of Manning’s former teammates and coaches believe the former quarterback would be a great politician.
"If he was to become a politician, I assume he'd be incredible at it," Pat McAfee, who was teammates with Manning on the Colts, told Freeman.
"He's a leader, a tireless worker and a fabulous communicator. I don't know much about politics, but I think if you have those three traits, you have a chance of being a real world-changer," McAfee said.
“I hope he gets into it someday; would be great for our country."
In addition to golfing with the president, Manning was also spotted on the White House lawn with Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.
Peyton Manning & Sen. Bob Corker of Tenn. depart the W.H. after President Trump returns from a 4.5 hour outing at Trump National Golf Club. pic.twitter.com/TeWn6KjsqO
— Al Drago (@Al_Drago) June 4, 2017
Peyton Manning and Sen. Corker joined POTUS at Trump Intl Golf Club today. Golf clubs spotted- no word on day's activity from WH. pic.twitter.com/yVPklecYQl
— Allie Malloy (@AlliemalCNN) June 4, 2017
Manning would not be the first athlete to ditch sports for politics.
Former President Gerald Ford played football at the University of Michigan and Jack Kemp played quarterback in the NFL for 13 years before turning to politics.