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For Peyton Manning, pursuing a rap career is nothing more than a 'fantasy'

The rap game is safe…for now.

Quarterback Peytohn Manning stretches to "Fantasy Football Fantasy" during training camp practice at Dove Valley on Aug. 11, 2014.
Lauren Giudice/Denver Broncos

Days after Peyton Manning and his younger brother Eli Manning dropped their instant classic “Fantasy Football Fantasy”’ their epic follow-up to their 2013 smash hit “Football on Your Phone”; the elder Manning put rumors of a full-time foray into the rap world to rest after practice on Tuesday.

“I don't think Jay-Z and Kanye West have anything to worry about, let's put it that way," said Manning.

Intended as a TV commercial for DirecTV, “Fantasy Football Fantasy” also served as the soundtrack to Denver Broncos practice on Monday, blaring from loud speakers as the team stretched.

Unlike last year’s video, the Manning brothers brought along teammates this time to join them for filming in New Orleans. Three linemen from both Peyton’s Broncos and Eli’s Giants can be seen in the video, because no rapper is complete without his entourage.

“Orlando [Franklin] has been on me for a while to get him into a commercial,” explained Peyton. “So I thought those guys did a good job, they looked the part, looked tough there, and like I said we had a lot of laughs as well."

One source of the laughs was the attire worn by the Mannings. While they did not break out the wigs like they did in 2013, they still made sure they looked the part.

"Eli brought his own outfit," said Peyton. "It was very disturbing that he had it in his wardrobe. Mine were all props, not sure on the offensive linemen.”

In addition to the offensive linemen, the video also features cameos from New York Jets running back Chris Johnson, legendary quarterback Joe Namath and their father (and former NFL quarterback) Archie Manning.

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