Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has admitted that the 2015 NFL season could be his last, according to Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post.
“I’d be lying,” Manning said when asked about the prospect, “if I said I’m not thinking about that.”
It certainly wouldn’t be a terrible idea for Manning to hang the helmet up after an injury-riddled 2015. He has been limited to 10 games due to injury and has completed 59.8 percent of his passes for 2,249 yards and a career-worst nine touchdowns. Manning also has 17 interceptions and it’s clear that his once-powerful arm strength is all but gone.
Despite that, the 39-year-old Manning’s Broncos went 12-4 this year on the back of the best defense in the league and have a first-round bye in the playoffs this year.
But that doesn’t take away from the fact that Manning should retire this year. He has more nagging injuries than one can count and is already the all-time leader in most passing categories. Combine that with 14 Pro Bowls and five MVP trophies, and he doesn’t really have anything left to prove. To continue playing would be blatant championship-chasing, and he’s so much better than that.
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