"Well first of all, no one is doubting my love affair with Mike Shanahan," Young said in an interview with ESPN 980 at the Super Bowl in 2012. "I mean, the two of us, for three of four years, the guy was unbelievable. He can call plays like no one I've ever seen. He was just amazing in my professional career. So, first of all, when you talk about quarterbacks and who could really do something with Peyton Manning, in my mind it's Mike Shanahan ... It's one of those places where it seems like it's all in place."