Does Peyton Manning have a stutter? Fans curious after latest MNF episode

Joshua Rogers November 23, 2021
Does Peyton Manning have a stutter? Fans curious after latest MNF episode
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During the latest episode of the Manningcast on Monday Night Football, people asked ‘does Peyton Manning have a stutter?’

The NFL concluded Week 11 on Monday Night Football with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the New York Giants.

The Brady-led Bucs won the game 30-10 and thankfully the Manningcast returned to provide unparalleled insight.

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Manningcast returns to conclude Week 11

The Manningcast is scheduled for ten broadcasts this season and features NFL legends Eli Manning and Peyton Manning poking fun at each other and hosting a number of guests.

In Week 11, Peyton and Eli were joined by Bill Parcells, comedian Kevin Hart, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, and former NFL player Julian Edelman.

Does Peyton Manning have a stutter?

During the broadcast, Peyton and Eli chatted to their guests about a number of topics.

However, at one point in the show fans began wondering whether Peyton Manning had a stutter. As far as we know, Peyton Manning has no stutter and was probably just having difficulty getting his words out.

The pressure of a live TV broadcast can easily leave someone a tad tongue-tied and, with such quick-fire banter on the show, it’s probably difficult to keep up at times!

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Peyton was born with a cleft palate

The former Broncos quarterback did, however, encounter challenges from a young age. Peyton Manning was reportedly born with a cleft palate, which is an opening or split in the roof of the mouth that occurs when the tissue fails to fuse together during development in the womb.

Manning had to use special bottles when drinking milk. He later required two surgeries to close the gap in his palate and to make sure it stayed securely closed as he grew.

He also had a bone graft to fill his upper gum line, which helped stabilise his upper jaw and allowed his mouth to support permanent teeth. That led Manning to wear braces for more than ten years as a child.

Manning was reportedly bullied as a result but that didn’t stop him pursuing his dream of becoming an NFL player. He certainly showed them!

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.