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Peyton Manning plays with his kids, gets ‘sacked’ by toddler son Marshall (video)


Typically during training camp, any contact with the quarterback, particularly one with the pedigree — and advanced age — of a Peyton Manning is frowned upon and viewed as an unforgivable transgression … unless it provides for an opportunity for an adorable scene to play out, apparently.

Also, when it involves said quarterback’s toddler son bringing the “pain,” so much the better.

During a lighthearted moment during Denver Broncos training camp on Sunday, the veteran signal-caller was seen playing around with his three-year-old son Marshall and daughter Mosley.

As the three shared a special moment on the field, Marshall — probably named after Manning’s former teammate, Marshall Fauk, right? — took a run at his old man, bringing Papa Peyton to the turf, with young Mosley cleaning up the sack, presumably in an attempt to pad her stats with an undeserved half-sack.

Thankfully, someone at camp captured some video of the precious moment:

Too cute. And a far more fitting way to play with children than Manning jokingly demonstrated in that United Way commercial on “Saturday Night Live.”

(top image via @MaseDenver)