Peyton Manning announces retirement

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Football player Peyton Manning holds the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Broncos win Super Bowl 50. The Denver Broncos won 24-10 against the Carolina Panthers. Manning announced he was retiring after 18 years of his NFL quarterback career.

Calliope Osborn, Staff Writer

The 18-year-career of the NFL football player has ended.

Peyton Manning said during the UCHealth conference, “Today I retire from the game of pro football.”

Last month, Manning helped lead the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl win.

At the beginning of his career, Manning was a highly sought after quarterback.

Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports said he was, “the No. 1 recruit in America coming out of Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans and the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft coming out of Tennessee.”

Manning played for the Indianapolis Colts and later the Denver Broncos. He was drafted by the Colts in 1998, and he was released in 2012. He played 13 years for them.

His contract was picked up by the Denver Broncos, where he played for the last five years of his career.
As he retires, he is the holder of the only five time winner of the Most Valuable Player award and the oldest quarterback to win a Superbowl.

Manning said, “I fought a good fight and finished my football race, and after 18 years it’s time.”