Washington's game in Denver now includes Peyton Manning's Ring of Fame induction

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WFT's game in Denver will include a ceremony for Peyton Manning originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Peyton Manning will now factor into Washington's October trip to Denver this season, but at least for Ron Rivera's club, it won't be because he's returning for a role at quarterback.

Instead, the Broncos announced on Wednesday that they'll be inducting Manning into their Ring of Fame during their Halloween matchup with the Burgundy and Gold later this year.

So, the multi-time MVP and multi-time Super Bowl champ will officially become a Hall of Famer in August and then join his second squad's Ring of Fame just a few months later.

Talk about an overachiever.

Some will take the news as an insult to Washington; scheduling such a ceremony for their visit sort of feels like when one college specifically lines up their Homecoming against a lesser foe, no?

However, looking at the Broncos' schedule, they could've hosted Manning on home dates against the Jets (in September) or the Lions (in December). Perhaps it worked best with the guy's calendar. Not everything is a slight in the NFL, folks. 

Besides, if Denver really wanted to launch into full-on troll mode, they would've made sure to hold Mike Shanahan's ROF induction on the same afternoon as their bout with Washington. Shanahan, though, will be honored two weeks earlier versus the Raiders.

All that said, if you want to place an early bet on someone asking Rivera or any of his players for their thoughts on the timing of the Manning-themed celebration in the run-up to the tilt, do so now. Followers of football love a good narrative, so the odds of such an inquiry coming down are promising.