Five-time MVP Peyton Manning has informed the Denver Broncos that he is retiring as a player after 18 years in NFL.
The news comes one month after the 39-year-old clinched his second Super Bowl title as Denver’s defense led the Broncos to a convincing victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Manning played his final four seasons in Denver but his prime came during the 14 years he spent in Indianapolis where he led the Colts to two Super Bowl finals, winning the big game in the 2006 campaign.
He will finish his glittering career having thrown for 71,940 yards and 539 touchdowns.
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