Peyton Manning Calls His Last Audible
The Sheriff is riding off into the sunset. Denver Broncos quarterback and 2-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning has decided to retire from the NFL. An illustrious 18-year NFL career will come to an end during a time where the future Hall of Fame quarterback is surrounded by controversy in what would be a time of triumph.
The 1st overall selection in the 1998 NFL draft, Manning ends his career next to some of the all-time greats. He is first in NFL history with 539 passing touchdowns, 71,940 passing yards, and 186 quarterback wins which ties him with Brett Favre for most all-time. The 5-time MVP won Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl 50 this past season with the Denver Broncos.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement regarding Manning's legendary career.
"Peyton Manning's extraordinary career was driven by his talent, an incredible work ethic, and an unwavering desire to be the best and ended so perfectly for him with a Super Bowl victory," Goodell said. "Peyton's competitive fire and love of the game made him a legendary player who thrilled fans for a generation. He has served as a great representative of the NFL both on the field and in his community. We are forever grateful for Peyton's unmatched contributions to the game and know that his success will continue in the next phase of his life."
Peyton will now take time off and enjoy his family along with his Omaha steaks.
So, now the talk begins: Where do you rank Manning among all-time quarterbacks? And what's your favorite memory of the QB?