Peyton Manning could be playing his last game on Sunday when the Denver Broncos face off against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. A recent report from ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio even furthers the question.
The former Tennessee quarterback was reportedly very emotional as he addressed his fellow Broncos in a team meeting on Saturday evening, according to Paolantonio.
Manning didn’t confirm that Sunday’s game would be his last, but his demeanor seemed to indicate as much. Manning is completing his 18th NFL season and his fourth for the Broncos.
This has been a trying season for veteran, who missed six games because of a foot injury. He threw 17 interceptions and just nine touchdown passes. Also, reports surfaced that Manning possibly acquired human growth hormone. He steadfastly denied the initial report, which was later proven highly questionable.
He could put all that behind him on Sunday with a Super Bowl victory.
Manning was a consensus All-American at Tennessee before he was selected with the first pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.