March 06, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Peyton Manning calls it a career, to retire Monday
Peyton Manning is retiring. The sheriff has rode in his last rodeo. The five-time NFL Most Valuable Player will retire Monday during a press conference at the Denver Broncos' offices, according to the team. Manning is the NFL's all-time leader touchdowns (539), passing yards (71,940) and quarterback wins (186, tied with Brett Favre). Manning played 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Broncos. He won Super Bowl 50 as a game manager and made it to another Super Bowl. Following the AFC championship game, Manning told New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, "This might be my last rodeo. So, it sure has been a pleasure." Manning was a Super Bowl MVP, a 14-time Pro Bowl selection and a seven-time first-team All-Pro. His teams made the playoffs in 15 of his 18 seasons, and he reached the 4,000-yard passing mark in 14 seasons. Manning is expected to weigh television broadcasting, football management and corporate pitchman opportunities. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.