Fans await potential retirement announcement from the champion player, Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos, has surely made his mark on the NFL. Whereas the average retirement of an NFL football player is 30 years old, he has diminished limits and suited up for more of the action year after year, injury after injury, win after win.
Following the Broncos’ Super Bowl win, Manning fans thought he would deliver a retirement announcement. Instead, fans remain in waiting. Manning chose to take his coach’s advice which included not making any major decisions while being “overly emotional.” Peyton said he needs some time to reflect… and hug his wife and kids.
“I’m gonna take care of those things first and say a little prayer, thank the man upstairs for this great opportunity. I’m just very grateful,” said Manning.
He currently remains noncommittal and the fans will wait to hear if the 39 year old quarterback will suit up for another season.
“It’s about him taking his time, to work through some things, think through some things. There’s no hurry here. We want him to enjoy what just took place and we’ll go from there,” said Manning’s coach, Gary Kubiak on NFL’s website.
The announcement may come sooner than expected. The Broncos will need to decide what their plans are for free agents and Manning’s salary of $19M being guaranteed on March 9. So awaiting fans may expect a possible announcement concerning the Super Bowl Champions’ plans within about 2 weeks.