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NFL: Peyton Manning Goes Out On Top, Retires After Broncos Super Bowl Win

One of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history calls it a career after 18 seasons, as Peyton Manning announces his retirement:

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) stretches prior to an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts , Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Via NFL dot com:

Peyton Manning is going out a champion.

Weeks after capturing his second Super Bowl title, the storied career of the NFL’s all-time passing leader has come to an end.

Manning will announce his retirement on Monday at 1 p.m. ET after 18 seasons in the league, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports according to a source close to Manning. Manning called key Broncos figures including VP John Elway and coach Gary Kubiak on Saturday night to tell them of his plans. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported the story.

“Peyton Manning’s extraordinary career was driven by his talent, an incredible work ethic, and an unwavering desire to be the best and ended so perfectly for him with a Super Bowl victory,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. ” Read the rest of this entry