Speculation has grown over the 38-year-old's future following his side's loss in the Super Bowl earlier this year despite his record-breaking season with the club.
However, Manning has admitted that he isn't ready to part from the field just yet.
"Sometimes I sort of kick back and I pause and I think what sorts of things would I miss the most if I wasn't playing," Manning told reporters.
"Being in the huddle. That's what I missed most when I was injured, I'll say that. I mean, there's no other type of unity or bond that I think any other job can provide.
"I know there are meetings, there are video conferences. But that huddle, because of where it takes place: it's often on the road, in the middle of the field, in front of 80,000 people, it's unique."
Manning broke the NFL record for touchdown passes and yardage thrown in a season by a quarterback in the 2013 campaign.