Its up there I agree but the same could be said for LeBron, Wilt back in the day, and Kobe too. The media has their narratives and will die by them. Its why the media wants Peyton to retire he ruined all their narratives and they have nothing else to say about him. Sure they can say he should retire on top and not ruin his legacy and that's a legit thing to say but that's all they can say at this point about his career and it kills them.
However his body couldn't hold up in the end which is why he retired.
The Colts weren't his favorite team growing up it was the Saints(an unfortunate irony as we later experienced in SB 44) I mean sure he liked Johnny U and all but its not like he's a Colt for life(even Johnny U wasn't a Colt for life either).
I find it laughable you don't think him winning an SB with a Bronco wasn't just as important to him probably more because he went through a lot more just to get there and the kids are around for this one.
The reason why I think him being a Vol matters more to him is because well it is college and that's the one connection he always cares about.
I don't see that affection for the Colts or Broncos from him beyond honoring the 2006 and 2015 teams in the future.