It all makes sense why, Peyton might be calling it quits. His coach, John Fox was fired a few days ago for no apparent reason, displaying the hardships of a NFL career because it has many ups and downs. His body can no longer take the beatings of bigger, faster, and stronger athletes due to the different caliber attributes that make this league so fun to watch. The fountain of youth might have ran short on one of America’s finest NFL players. The surgery and healing process will take several months for Manning, especially due to his wear and tear on his current body and the question is it is worth for Manning to come back?
If Manning does infact retire, we should recap the career of one of the Manning Greats. Peyton had played in the National Football League from 1998-2011 and was selected 1st overall by the Indianapolis Colts. Manning had a great career in Indianapolis as he was selected MVP four times and lead the Colts to a Super Bowl. Being the all-time passes for Indi throwing for 54,828 passing yards, 399 touchdown passess. Being named the player of the decade by Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, and the NFL in 2011. After a great career in Indi, Peyton had suffered a neck injury, that caused him to miss a whole entire year which resulted in the Colts being the worst team in the NFL, therefore resulting for the Colts to draft Manning’s replacement in Andrew Luck. Peyton later signed one of the biggest contracts in NFL history; 5 years and a $90 million dollar contract extension through 2016. During his time in Denver he broke Brett Favre’s touchdown record and was named MVP for the 5th time. He had also lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl but unfortunately lost to a great Seahawks team. All in all the career of Peyton Manning was a great one infact, maybe one of the best in all time. It would be very unfortunate to watch Manning retire due to an injury but the football world wishes him the best of luck and a future invitation to the NFL Hall of Fame.