It appears Peyton Manning has decided to retire at the top of his career. Fox News reported on Feb. 28, 2016, Manning is reported to be planning to announce his retirement within a week. It has been rumored the two-time Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos quarterback is planning to begin enjoying his life in retirement as he nears 40 years old.
Manning will turn 40 next month. It is not anticipated that he will search to continue his brilliant football career with another team as the Broncos make plans to move on by focusing their attention to backup player Brock Osweiler. It has been reported Manning came to a decision to move ahead with his retirement plans after he met with Broncos executive John Elway last week. He just won the Super Bowl with the Broncos against the Carolina Panthers earlier this month.
NFL.com reports Manning is planning to soon acknowledge that he’s retiring. However he hasn’t made a public announcement about retirement yet. Team and league sources say Manning hasn’t told anyone in the Broncos’ organization about whether or not he really plans to retire. Archie Manning has said his son hasn’t mentioned anything about his future plans yet. Broncos general manager John Elway has commented that he hasn’t been pushing Manning to make any decision on retirement.
Manning is one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. His second Super Bowl win gave him an NFL-record of 200 wins during his career. He is the first starting quarterback to have won a Super Bowl with two different teams. He won his first Super Bowl in 2007 with the Indianapolis Colts against the Chicago Bears. Manning has already made football history and he certainly owes it to himself to find some time to enjoy the rewards from his accomplishments.