At the conclusion of Super Bowl 50, NFL’s “Sheriff” quarterback, Peyton Manning, announced that he has not yet officially confirmed his rumored retirement. He hinted he was nearing his retirement at the end of the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots when he acknowledged the Patriots’ head coach, Bill Belichick. The Sheriff stated, “This may be my last rodeo.”
The Bronco quarterback was able to have his 200th career win in this Super Bowl Golden Anniversary. Prior to this game, he had only won one Super Bowl, which was Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears. Now, he is tied with two Super Bowl wins with his younger brother, Eli, who is the quarterback of the New York Giants.
Manning, who is 39 years old, is currently the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. The only other quarterback to win a Super Bowl at the same age was John Elway, who is currently the general manager of the Broncos and former quarterback of the franchise. He was drafted in the first round of the 1998 NFL draft and selected first overall. He spent 14 of those seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. This season was his 18th season in the league. In those 18 seasons, he was able to be awarded the AP NFL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) five times, AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year two times, and other honorable mentions.
Guardian Liberty Voice will continue to provide updated information regarding Peyton Manning’s retirement and Super Bowl 50.
By Tricia Manalansan
Edited by Leigh Haugh
NFL: Peyton Manning
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