Two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning hasn’t let up in retirement.
The former New York Giants quarterback says he’s busy coaching his children’s sports teams, broadcasting with ESPN, and working on his portfolio more than ever. From his home in New Jersey, Manning spoke to CNBC about life after football, the bitcoin craze, and his thoughts on the Giants’ off-season acquisitions.
“I’m finding new ways to stay busy and learn a little more about different things that interest me,” Manning told CNBC.
One of those things is business. Manning announced Tuesday that he had expanded his relationship with leading e-commerce grill retailer BBQGuys to become a brand ambassador and launch a national marketing campaign. As part of the deal, the self-proclaimed grill master will act as Chief Commercial Makin ‘Guy with his father Archie. The former Giants star is part of a private equity group that bought BBQGuys last year.
“It’s about creating great quality but also about being outdoors, being with family, being with friends and that’s what you know, I think it’s most important to me” said the 40-year-old New Orleans man.
The record-breaking quarterback says he’s taking the year to figure out exactly what his future will be – be it on TV, in business, or even returning to football (from the sidelines).
“I’ve had some conversations with the Giants, possibly to get back in touch with the organization and do different things,” said Manning.
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