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August 24, 2015

Peyton Manning Retires From Football

The Denver Broncos announced today that Peyton Manning has officially retired from the NFL and Peyton will speak to the media later this afternoon at a press conference currently scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

The signal caller is highly regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Since 1998, Manning has accumulated an impressive stat line with 530 touchdowns (most all-time), 65% completion percentage, 69,691 yards, and career QB rating of 97.5. He led his teams (Indianapolis and Denver) to 3 Super Bowls, winning one with Indianapolis where he was named the game’s MVP.

Legendary quarterback and current GM of the Denver Broncos, John Elway, commented, “Peyton has had one of the greatest careers in NFL history and is not only one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, he is one of the greatest players of all-time. His ability to lead his team and the skill-set he brings to his position have allowed him to win more games than any one who stood behind center.

Although Manning had neck surgery that almost ended his career 3 years ago, he was able to continue his career in Denver leading the Broncos to the Super Bowl two seasons ago. Manning is able to walk away from his passion on his own terms and while still playing at a high level.

Manning’s many accomplishments on the field are legendary. He leaves the game holding virtually every career passing record, and five league MVP awards – most in the history of the NFL. The uniqueness of Peyton Manning - his personality, charisma and love of the game - undoubtedly will leave him as one of the enduring figures in NFL history. His appearance on Saturday Night Live is considered one of the best SNL episodes of the last decade.

A certain first-ballot Hall of Famer, Manning will be celebrated for his intelligence and…...

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