Over a year after the Indianapolis Colts parted ways with Super Bowl champion and four-time MVP Peyton Manning, team owner Jim Isray told USA Today he doesn’t feel any regret releasing the future Hall of Famer in favor of Andrew Luck.
Manning’s current coach in Denver, John Fox, took exception to Irsay’s remarks Tuesday on SiriusXM’s NFL Radio.
“To be honest with you, I thought it was a bit of a cheap shot,” Fox said. “They sounded a little ungrateful and unappreciative to me for a guy that, you know, set a standard, you know, won a Super Bowl.”
SiriusXM’s Bleacher Report Radio co-host Steve Covino agreed with Fox’s take.
“He should be a little more grateful than to come out and point out Peyton Manning,” Covino said. “It just sounds bitter, being that, you know, you don’t have the guy anymore, and he’s playing great.”
SiriusXM NFL Radio host Bill Polian offered his take on Irsay’s comments, too.
For more reaction to Irsay’s comments, and round-the-clock NFL analysis, listen to SiriusXM NFL Radio, channel 88.