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Peyton Manning Makes Call To Retire After 18-Year Career

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Jeff Legwold, ESPN Staff Writer | 2:00 p.m., March 6, 2016

 

Peyton Manning‘s Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers was indeed his last rodeo.

The five-time NFL MVP is retiring, the Denver Broncos announced Sunday. The team will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. ET Monday for Manning to discuss stepping away from the game after 18 seasons and two Super Bowl victories.

“When you look at everything Peyton has accomplished as a player and person, it’s easy to see how fortunate we’ve been to have him on our team,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway said in a statement. “Peyton was everything that we thought he was and even more — not only for the football team but in the community. I’m very thankful Peyton chose to play for the Denver Broncos, and I congratulate him More >

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Peyton Manning Told Close Friends he Expects to Retire

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By Austin Knoblauch | NFL.com

In the aftermath of the Denver Broncos‘ AFC Championship Game win, quarterback Peyton Manning told New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick “this might be my last rodeo.”

Manning hasn’t elaborated on his conversation with Belichick other than to lament the lack of privacy at the 50-yard line. Still, it would be hard to dismiss the 39-year-old quarterback’s words as anything other than a strong indicator that he likely will retire after Super Bowl 50.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reaffirmed that scenario during an appearance on NFL Network’s Super Bowl Live on Monday.

“The reality is he let the cat out of the bag a little bit,” Rapoport said. “I also know he has told close friends that he expects this to be his last game as well.”

Manning, however, didn’t reveal anything on Super Bowl 50 Media Night in San More >

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Rival DC: Colin Kaepernick a ‘nightmare’ in Chip’s O

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By Chris Wesseling

 

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Published: Jan. 22, 2016 at 03:46 p.m. |Updated: Jan. 22, 2016 at 04:50 p.m.

 

When the 49ers hired Chip Kelly as their new head coach last week, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock hailed the move as a godsend for Colin Kaepernick‘s slumping San Francisco career.

Mayock isn’t alone in that belief.

In his latest NFL Notebook, NFL Media’s Albert Breer relayed quotes from a trio of defensive coaches dreading the prospect of Kaepernick as a dual-threat quarterback in Kelly’s read-option offense.

“I think [Kaepernick] is a good enough passer, but obviously what’ll be a nightmare is his ability to run,” on defensive coordinator said. “That offense is straight ‘Freddy Krueger’ when you have a quarterback that can pull the ball and run at any given time.”

Kelly’s offense stalled out the last More >

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