Peyton Manning to Retire from NFL Following Super Bowl 50 Win: Reports

Peyton Manning to Retire from NFL: Reports
Peyton Manning won his second Super Bowl ring on Feb. 7
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03/06/2016 AT 09:55 AM EST

Peyton Manning, one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history, is retiring after helping to lead the Denver Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50 last month, according to multiple reports.

Manning, 39, has been dominant in 18 seasons in the NFL and it has long been speculated that he would retire following his second Super Bowl victory.

ESPN and several Denver news outlets reported early Sunday that Manning has told the Broncos he intends to retire.

His official announcement is expected to come on Monday, according to the Denver Post.



Manning played 12 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, beginning in 1998. He signed with the Denver Broncos in 2012, following major surgery on his neck.

He holds multiple NFL records, including most career passing yards, most career touchdowns, most career wins by a quarterback, most touchdowns in a season and most passing yards in a seasons. He was named NFL MVP five years and earned Super Bowl MVP following the Colts' win over the Bears in 2007. He appeared in two other Super Bowls, in 2009 and 2013, but lost.

Manning's effectiveness on the field had declined in recent years as he tried to win his second Super Bowl ring. Backed by a strong Broncos team in Super Bowl 50, Manning lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the second time on Feb. 7 following a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
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