Former Tennessee legend Peyton Manning won his second NFL title Sunday, as the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, in Super Bowl 50.
Rumors have swirled that Sunday’s game would be Manning’s last of his career, and if it was, it was a great way for one of the best quarterbacks in history to end his playing career.
Manning, who won his first title in Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007, has been on the verge of taking home his second title twice, but he finally broke through with another championship in memorable fashion.
Unlike his early playing days, Manning relied heavily on his defense throughout the season, and the Broncos tough defense once again made all the difference, as it accounted for four turnovers and a touchdown.
Manning finished the game 13-of-23 for 141 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. He also had a fumble that resulted in a turnover.
He did not commit to playing next season or retirement during his postgame interview with CBS. Time will tell if everyone witnessed Manning’s final game of his career, but no matter what the future holds, Manning is a two-time Super Bowl champion and a future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback.
“I’ll take some time to reflect,” Manning said to Tracy Wolfson of CBS after the game. “I want to go kiss my wife and kids. I want to go hug my family. I’m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, Tracy, I can promise you that. I’m going to take care of those things first.”