Former NFL superstar Peyton Manning is gearing up for life after football.

Manning filed documents to officially lock up the rights to his own name for promoting goods and services, and for personal appearances by a sports celebrity.

Manning retired last year from the Denver Broncos after playing 18 seasons in the NFL.

It is curious that Peyton Manning had not already secured the rights to his own name, but now that he’s a sports celebrity, instead of just an athlete, he apparently felt he needed more protection.

Expect Manning to appear in many more commercials and to make many more appearances as a sports celebrity. If you can afford it, you can hire  #18 to work your next Wedding or Bar Mitzvah.

[TheBlast.com]