The NFL legend Peyton Manning, who was recently trolled by Tom Brady, took on hosting duties with Luke Bryan at the 57th Annual CMA Awards held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Manning, during his opening monologue, decided to incorporate a Taylor Swift joke targeting the Jets.
The NFL legend’s humorous banter added a lively twist to the awards ceremony but the Jets found it insulting and fired back at him.
Jets shut down Manning’s dig with epic comeback
Peyton Manning and Bryan first shared that they could host the show because Taylor and Travis Kelce aren’t available. The sole purpose of this joke must be to drive more ratings, as the NFL has recently been using Taylor Swift to attract more fans and ratings.
But it was not it; Manning then compared Taylor Swift and the Jets, insulting the franchise. Manning quipped, “Do you know the difference between Taylor Swift and the Jets?”
To which Bryan replied that the only difference between the two is Swift’s ability to sell out a stadium.
The New York Jets responded promptly by tweeting a photo of their packed MetLife Stadium, challenging Manning’s humor by writing, “What are we talking about Peyton.”
Their tweet included visuals of a sold-out stadium, complete with fireworks and a glowing NFL field. It was a clear message to everyone not to mess up with the team, especially if you haven’t done your homework properly.
How many Super Bowls did Peyton Manning win?
Peyton Manning who was drafted in 1998 had an illustrious 18-year NFL career. He played with the Colts (1998-2011) and the Denver Broncos (2012-2015).
During his career, the former quarterback won two Super Bowls and he has a record of winning games against all 32 teams in the league. Overall, he has made four Super Bowl appearances.
Like many players, Manning also faced many setbacks. He had a severe neck injury in 2011 that interrupted an NFL-record streak of 208 consecutive starts to begin his career. But with his determination and hard work, Manning continued playing and even earned the title of NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2012.
He retired in 2015 and ended his career with many records, including passing yards, touchdown passes, fourth-quarter comebacks, game-winning drives, career wins, 4,000-plus-yard passing seasons, and consecutive seasons with at least 25 touchdown passes.
Manning’s stellar career earned him 14 Pro Bowl honors, five AP NFL Most Valuable Player awards, and seven AP first-team All-Pro selections at quarterback. Peyton Manning remains one of the most respected and cherished NFL players.