Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning (Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 in a defensive battle against the Carolina Panthers. The Super Bowl MVP was Von Miller and the final score was 24-10, hardly the offensive explosion some were expecting out of NFL MVP Cam Newton and future Hall-of-Famer, Peyton Manning.

Manning went 13-23 for 141 yards and threw one interception and while it was far from the gunslinging performance we’ve come to expect from ‘The Sheriff’, he did exactly what the Broncos needed. Manage the game.

While Peyton didn’t ride off right into the sunset at the end of the game, proclaiming he would instead be drinking some Budweiser, it appears that Manning has made his decision.

Following from Woody Paige of the Denver Post.

According to two sources, Manning will acknowledge his decision by the end of this week.

In all probability, Peyton, who will turn 40 on March 24, is leaving the Broncos and retiring from the game he has played competitively for 29 years.

It’s implausible that Manning would opt to sign with another team for one season.

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