Former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning will announce his retirement on Monday, according to multiple reports.
The story was first reported tweet by ESPN’s Chris Mortenson. Manning will end his career with a Super Bowl victory, as his Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.
“When you look at everything Peyton has accomplished as a player and person, it’s easy to see how fortunate we’ve been to have him on our team,” said John Elway, Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager in a statement on the team’s website. “Peyton was everything that we thought he was and even more—not only for the football team but in the community. I’m very thankful Peyton chose to play for the Denver Broncos, and I congratulate him on his Hall of Fame career.”
Manning played 18 seasons in the NFL for the Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. He holds various all-time NFL records and won two Super Bowls, including one with the Colts.
“It was a blessing to coach Peyton Manning,” Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said the a statement. “Nobody worked harder at the game and nobody prepared harder than Peyton. His preparation was the best I’ve ever seen with how he went about his business. He’s a Hall of Fame player and a Hall of Fame person, and I wish him all the best in the future.”
Manning played for Tennessee from 1994-1997. He was reportedly considering playing for another NFL team since the Broncos weren’t likely to retain him. Nobody knows what the future may hold for Manning, but several television networks have expressed interest in hiring Manning. He could also pursue a front office job for an NFL team.