Peyton Manning is regarded as one of the smartest players in NFL history, but the legendary quarterback has no desire to move into the commissioner's chair. 

Appearing on The Bill Simmons Podcast (starts at 36:00 mark), Manning said he doesn't have "any idea" where the rumors came from, but he has "no interest whatsoever" in becoming NFL commissioner.

"Fan of the game, ambassador of the game, that's what I wanna be," he added. "I don't wanna be a critic. I wanna be a supporter of it, and I kind of wanna stay on the player side."

The calls for Manning to become commissioner began after his Hall of Fame induction speech last month.