Ever Wonder Why Peyton Manning Says Omaha All The Time?

Peyton Manning was drafted in 1998.  That’s right, nearly 20 years ago Manning came onto the scene.  It’s hard to believe that the first season he was with the Indianapolis Colts was a losing one given the incredible success he’s had in his career.   The Colts were 3-13 that season despite Manning throwing for 26 TDs and setting all kinds of rookie records.   He’s the only NFL player to ever win 5 MVPs.  He’s thrown for over 70,000 yards, and he’s making yet another Super Bowl appearance tomorrow.  He’s won one of them.

And if there’s one thing any fan can surely remember what Manning does on television, other than great commercials and throw touchdowns, it’s orchestrate an offense like no one ever has and probably ever will.  People call him a mad genius out there calling audibles like crazy and trying to keep defenses on their toes.  His most famous call that everyone knows?  “Omaha!  Omaha!”  Ever wonder why Manning actually says “Omaha” all the time?  It’s a question we’ve heard millions of time.  Well, here’s the answer.  And it’s very simple.   When Manning was asked the question he said the following (see the video above).

“I know a lot of people ask what Omaha means,” Manning continued, “and it’s — Omaha is a run play, but it could be a pass play or a play-action pass depending on a couple things: the wind, which way we’re going, the quarter and the jerseys that we’re wearing. So it varies, really, play to play, so, that’s — there’s your answer to that one.”

Again, that’s Manning’s answer which 100% untrue and intended to keep people guessing.  Want the real answer?  Reggie Wayne, one of Peyton Manning’s most successful receivers ever said, “Omaha means… he’s going the other way. If it’s a run to the right, if it’s dive right, Omaha is going to be dive left.”

OK it’s still not 100% clear.  Does anyone know what “Omaha” means?  We may never know!

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