Report: Peyton Manning to consider run in TN Senate

Report: Peyton Manning to consider run in TN Senate

NASHVILLE, TN (WMC) - Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is not even out of office yet, but names have already been floated as possible replacements.

Corker announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018, leaving a seat up for grabs in the U.S. senate that has been filled by the same person since 2007.

Perhaps the most notable name being floated for the senator position is Super Bowl-winning quarterback Peyton Manning, who according to Business Insider, is a possible option.

Manning, a University of Tennessee legend, retired from the NFL last year. He's close to Corker, who brought him to a congressional GOP retreat this year.

Corker's departure comes weeks after he criticized President Donald Trump for his leadership following protests in Charlottesville; Trump responded by Tweeting that Tennesseans were unhappy. Corker has not commented on what he plans to do after leaving the Senate.

Copyright 2017 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.