JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Speculation Peyton Manning might hang 'em up after this year started spreading to the point no one knows where it started.

First things first at Super Bowl XLVIII, Manning let it be known he isn't going anywhere.

The Broncos have a guaranteed $20 million salary waiting for Manning next season. The grand plan is to collect that dough while hopefully defending the Super Bowl championship the Broncos can earn by defeating the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

"A number of players have walked away as champions," Manning said at his first Super Bowl press conference here Sunday night.