A recent report by Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, states that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is preparing to play the 2015 NFL season.

The 38-year-old Manning, the NFL's only five-time Most Valuable Player Award winner, is the oldest starting quarterback in the league.

Manning threw for 4,727 yards, which ranked fourth in the league, along with 39 touchdowns, which ranked second, in 2014, completing 66.2% of his passes, but battled a thigh/quad injury, which hindered his arm strength.

In January, the Denver Post reported that Manning intended to play in 2015, assuming that he passed a physical.

A 17-year veteran, Manning holds the NFL record for most career touchdown passes, with 530, while throwing for 69,691 yards, 2,148 shy of Brett Favre's career record.

Manning, who is due to earn $19 million next season, is expected to make his decision official March 9, the day before teams must exercise their rights on veteran players under contract.