Super Bowl 50 was indeed Peyton Manning’s last rodeo.
The 39-year-old is retiring, the Denver Broncos announced Sunday (March 6). He called the team Saturday night to inform them of his decision, reports ESPN.
The Broncos will hold a news conference on Monday at 1 pm ET to allow media to talk to Manning about his legendary career.
Manning retires after 18 seasons in the NFL, 14 of which began with the Indianapolis Colts. He was a Super Bowl MVP in 2007, made the Pro Bowl 14 times, and is a seven-time first-team All-Pro. During his career, his teams made the playoffs in 15 of his 18 seasons, and he reached the 4,000-yard passing mark in 14 seasons.
He also holds a number of NFL records, including career passing yards (71,940), single-season passing yards (5,477), 400-yard games in a season (tied with 4), career passing touchdowns (539), passing touchdowns in a season (55), passing touchdowns as a rookie (tied with 26), passing touchdowns in a game (tied with 7), and quarterback wins (tied with 186).
The Broncos made two Super Bowl trips in Manning’s final three seasons, and Manning follows in John Elway’s footsteps, retiring as a Super Bowl winner.
The Denver, Manning’s retirement will clear $19 million in cap room.