Peyton Manning may have inadvertently told the world that the Super Bowl will be the last game of his career.
After the Broncos' 20-18 win over the Patriots in the Championship game last weekend, Manning met Patriots' coach Bill Belichick at midfield to shake hands. What happened next was surely not supposed to be caught on camera, but it was anyway... and now Peyton has had his plans revealed to the world.
Peyton: "Hey, listen this may be my last rodeo, so, it sure has been a pleasure.
That's quite a thing to say to your arch rival. These guys have been facing off against one another for years and years, and it looks like the love/hate relationship is finally coming to an end as the legend ends his career.
Whether or not Peyton and the Broncos win the Super Bowl against the Panthers, Peyton will go down as one of the best QBs to ever play the game - and, arguably, the best of all time.
He's been doing it for years at an incredibly high level and his numbers are off the charts. He is the career leader in passing TDs and has countless other records that he established in his long tenure with the Colts and improved upon in the past few years with Denver. He's an incredibly impressive football player and individual and has been one of the faces of the league for as long as I can remember.
I'm curious to see what the community thinks about the claim that he may be the best of all time - but that's a discussion for a future card! ;)
I'll be sad to see Peyton go - and I may even be rooting for him to end his career on top (though I'll make a card on that in the coming days!).
What do you think? Is it the right time for Peyton to hang 'em up, or should he keep playing?
For me, I think he'd be right to end his career this season. His production has fallen off big time as his body just can't quite keep up anymore. He's been through too many injuries and long seasons to continue playing a high level. Even the greats have to give it up at some point.