The Denver Broncos have confirmed the ESPN and The Denver Post reports that Peyton Manning is riding off into the orange and blue sunset. Manning's retirement press conference is set for Monday, March 7th, exactly one month from Super Bowl 50 and Denver's third world championship.
Broncos will hold a news conference on Monday at 11 am MT to celebrate the extraordinary career of the NFL's only 5x MVP, Peyton Manning.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) March 6, 2016
The love for Peyton has already gotten underway ahead of the press conference from the likes of GM John Elway and head coach Gary Kubiak.
.@johnelway: "I’m very thankful Peyton chose to play for the Denver Broncos, and I congratulate him on his Hall of Fame career."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 6, 2016
Kubiak on Peyton Manning (@Broncos): "Along the way we talked about dreaming that it could end the way it ended. And I’ll be damned it did."— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) March 6, 2016
Manning had a remarkable career and an even more remarkable four years in Denver with the Broncos, capturing four AFC West titles, three No. 1 seeds in the AFC, an MVP award, an NFL touchdown record, two Super Bowl appearances, and one Super Bowl win. He capped off a number of career NFL records in Denver that include wins by a quarterback, passing touchdowns, and passing yards.
We're thrilled that one of the greatest to ever play the game decided to forge his next chapter in Denver, and we're even more thrilled for Manning that he decided this chapter would be his last. Manning will retire a Bronco, and while he'll probably ceremoniously retire a Colt some time down the line, it's awesome that his last game was with the Broncos, winning Super Bowl 50.