Peyton Manning Retires

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is hanging up his cleats for the last time.
A month after winning the Super Bowl, Manning announced he will forego a 19th season in the NFL. He won the league MVP five times and is the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns. He’s also the winningest starting quarterback in NFL history.
“The Sheriff,” as he’s called, played his first 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He led them to a Super Bowl win in 2007 before spending his last three seasons in Denver.
Manning said at his press conference today, “Because every moment, every drop of sweat, every bleary-eyed night of preparation, every note I took and every frame of film I watched was about one thing: reverence for this game. When I look back on my NFL career, I will know without a doubt that I gave everything I had to help my teams walk away with a win. There are other players who were more talented but there was no one who could out-prepare me and because of that, I have no regrets.”
At 39, Manning became the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl when he hoisted the Lombardi Trophy last month against the Carolina Panthers. Manning turns 40 on March 24th.

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