In a not-so-surprising move, it looks the NFL will be losing one of its all-time greats at the quarterback position. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been split between returning for one more season or retiring and it looks like he will be deciding on the latter.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Sunday morning that Manning is set to announce his retirement Monday morning. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise as the Broncos were expected to release him very soon.
Filed to ESPN: Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning will announce his retirement Monday in Denver per source familiar with the QB's decision
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 6, 2016
Manning was taken No. 1 overall in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, where he led the team to two Super Bowls, including a Lombardi Trophy in 2006. He has racked up nearly 80,000 yards, including an NFL record 5,477 in 2013, and 565 touchdowns in his career.
He also became the winnigest starting quarterback in NFL history when he led the Broncos to their Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers. This is cetainly going to be an emotional day as the NFL says goodbye to a surefire Hall of Fame inductee.
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