Peyton Manning expected to retire

Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos, the most decorated quarterback in the history of the NFL (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos, the most decorated quarterback in the history of the NFL will say farewell to the game on Monday (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Manning to retire

Peyton Manning, arguably the most prolific Quaterback in the history of the national football league is expected to announce his retirement on Monday March 7th.

Manning, according  to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, will make the announcement of his retirement at a press conference in Denver this Monday. Mortensen has long been close to the Manning family, and so this report — unlike a Denver Post report last week which was found to be untrue  — is considered to be legit.

Since winning Super Bowl 50 earlier this year, the 18 season veteran Manning pondered the  idea of coming back for one more year. The Broncos did not seem very interested in bringing him back or having to pay him nearly $19 million in salary this season.

End of the road for Manning

This will bring to close one of the most prolific careers in the history of the National Football League. Here are some of the many accolades that the future Hall of Fame quarterback has accomplished over his career.

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XLI, 50)
    Super Bowl MVP (XLI)
    4× AFC champion (2006, 2009, 2013, 2015)
    5× AP NFL MVP (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013)
    14× Pro Bowl (1999, 2000, 2002–2010, 2012–2014)
    7× First-team All-Pro (2003–2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)
    3× Second-team All-Pro (1999, 2000, 2006)
    2× AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2004, 2013)
    AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2012)
    4× NFL passing touchdown leader (2000, 2004, 2006, 2013)
    3x NFL passing yards leader (2000, 2003, 2013)
    Pro Bowl MVP (2005)
    Indianapolis Colts all-time leader (career wins, passing touchdowns, pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards)
    NFL all-time leader in career touchdown passes and passing yards

 

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