Peyton Manning finished his career with the Denver Broncos, but Manning’s first team plans to honor the future Hall of Famer outside its stadium.
The Indianapolis Colts plan to erect a statue of Manning, Colts owner Jim Irsay announced during Manning’s second retirement press conference Friday. The team will also retire Manning’s jersey.
“No future Indianapolis Colt will wear No. 18,” Irsay said.
Manning spent the first 14 seasons of his career with the Colts, throwing for 399 touchdowns and 54,828 yards. He won four MVP awards and defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI for his lone Super Bowl win with the Colts.
“I will always be a Colt,” Manning said.