Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos are confirming that Peyton Manning is retiring after 18 seasons in the NFL.
A month after Denver’s victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, the nearly 40-year-old quarterback has informed Broncos general manager John Elway he’s calling it a career.
Manning is going out just as Elway did: The former Denver quarterback retired 17 years ago after winning his second Super Bowl.
Elway says he’s "thrilled" that the Broncos were able to win a championship in Manning’s final year.
Manning leaves as the NFL’s all-time leading passer and
The Colts gave up on him after a series of neck surgeries forced Manning to miss all of the 2011 season and left him without feeling in the fingertips of his right hand.
After landing in Denver, he went 50-15, won his fifth MVP award and led the Broncos to the Super Bowl