Fresh off of his Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers, Peyton Manning is officially announcing his retirement. The five time NFL MVP is stepping away from the game after 18 seasons. During his career Manning made 4 Super Bowl appearances winning 2, named Super Bowl MVP, was a 14 time pro bowl selection and a 7 time first team all pro.
Manning made the playoffs in 14 of his 18 seasons while reaching 4,000 passing yards in 14 seasons. He also owns several records including the most career passing touchdowns with 539, most passing yards: 71,940, single season touchdowns: 55, most passing yards in a season: 5,477, most wins: 200, most 300 yard passing games: 93, consecutive seasons with 25 or more touchdowns: 13 just to name a few.
Manning ends his career with a record of 200-92. Colts owner Jim Irsay had this to say “Few have left their mark on a sport as Peyton has. He revolutionized NFL football”. Commissioner Roger Goodell added “Peyton’s competitive fire and love for the game made him legendary in his generation”.
Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak went on to say ” Nobody worked harder at the game and nobody prepared harder. It was truly a blessing to coach Peyton “. Manning leaves the game with the upmost respect from everyone in the game. He will truly be missed by many.
Article By Brandyn Nelson