Whether Tennessee icon Peyton Manning returns for one more season in the NFL has been widely debated since he led the Broncos to a win in Super Bowl 50. If the latest report is true, the superstar quarterback has made up his mind.
According to Woody Paige of The Denver Post, Manning will retire “by the end of this week” — or at least “in all probability” that is what Paige has been told will happen. As far as the Broncos are concerned, Manning hasn’t given the team any sort of heads-up yet, per James Palmer of NFL Network.
If he does choose to move on, the almost 40-year-old quarterback will be putting a legendary career in football behind him. In 18 seasons, Manning has passed for 71,940 yards and 539 touchdowns, both of which top the all-time list to go with a pair of Super Bowl trophies and four MVP awards.
Suffice it to say, there’s a strong case to be made for Manning being the best quarterback in NFL history.