Athletes need to plan for future

Manning, Iverson reminders that athletes need post-career strategy

Updated: February 17, 2012, 7:44 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

Assuming everything goes according to plan, soon Peyton Manning will no longer be playing for the Indianapolis Colts.

If healthy, one of the greatest quarterbacks of this generation will have plenty of suitors and perhaps a shot at another championship.

If not healthy, he'll either slightly taint our memories of him with a couple of subpar seasons for a mediocre team or immediately end up in somebody's broadcasting booth (preferably ESPN's).

For 22-year-old ...

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