Way to go! Peyton Manning has topped off an amazing career by leading the Denver Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50, so after years in the game, is it now the cherry on the top of his long career? Read on to the hints he gave that retirement may be right around the corner.
There is NO better way than to possibly end a career than with a Super Bowl victory, and that’s exactly what Peyton Manning, 39, pulled off in Super Bowl 50. He wasn’t about to upstage the rest of his teammates in their amazing win by officially announcing his retirement from the game, but from his post victory statements, it sure sounds like this was his last professional NFL Game.
As for his win, in a post game interview he said it was “Very special, this game much like this season (of the team) has been tested on toughness and resilience. I feel very, very grateful.” As to whether or not this is the end for his storied NFL career, Peyton noted “Certainly reflecting on (his career) that helped you get to this point. I’m very grateful to cap it off with a Super Bowl championship.” Uh oh! That sure sounds like a big hint that he may have just played his last NFL game! Get your Peyton Manning #18 Denver Broncos jersey by clicking here.
When asked directly if this was it for him, Peyton said he planned to spend some time with his family – including his amazing wife Ashley – then, “I’ll take some time to reflect. I’m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight. I’m going to think about those things later,” when it comes to officially retiring from the League. He later said when holding the winning trophy that, “I got some good advice from (his former Indianapolis Colts Coach) Tony Dungy, ‘Don’t’ make an emotional decision.’ I have some priorities in order.”
If and when he does make it official, what a career he’s had He has five Most Valuable Player trophies during his many years in the league, two Super Bowl Championships with his Feb. 7 win, and the same night marked 200 wins in regular and post season play. What a true champion!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Peyton will retire after his big Super Bowl win?