Peyton Manning Set to Announce Retirement on Monday
After some careful consideration, it appears as though Peyton Manning has decided to hang up the cleats and call it a career.
The Denver Broncos made the announcement earlier this morning. Manning will have a press conference to make a formal announcement on Monday at approximately 1PM ET.
Manning will ride off into the sunset after having led his Broncos to a Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers back in February. He ends his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns. In 18 season with the Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts, Manning made it to four Super Bowls, winning two of them, and he also earned 5 NFL MVP awards, 14 Pro Bowl appearances, and one Super Bowl MVP.
Manning informed Denver of his decision on Saturday night. As a result of the move, the Broncos will save $19-million in cap space. With Brock Osweiler set to hit the open market when the NFL’s free agency period begins on March 9th, the defending Super Bowl champions currently find themselves without a quarterback heading into the 2016 season—although, with a defense like theirs, they may not need one.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]