"I want to go kiss my wife and my kids. I want to go hug my family," the Denver Broncos quarterback told CBS' Tracy Wolfson Sunday night after he helped lead his team to victory in Super Bowl 50.
"I'm going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, Tracy, I promise you that," he added. "I'm going to take care of those things first and definitely going to say a little prayer and thank the man upstairs for this great opportunity."
The 2016 Super Bowl could be the 39-year-old NFL star's last. Manning, who endured multiple injuries this year, recently told New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick this game could be his "last rodeo."
During Sunday night's trophy ceremony, Manning said of his potential retirement, "I got some good advice from [former Indianapolis Colts head coach] Tony Dungy and he said don't make an emotional decision. This has been a very emotional week, an emotional night ... I'll take some time to reflect."