QB - FA
Week 13 Outlook
Pro Football Talk is reporting that in the wake of the devasting knee injury to Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater, a source close to retired QB Peyton Manning said that the future Hall of Famer will remain retired and that "returning to play is not an option."
Manning's name was linked to the Vikings shortly following the news that Bridgewater's injury will sideline him for the entire 2016 season. However, Manning appears to have no desire to return to the NFL in a playing capacity.
Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning "will announce" his retirement at a press conference on Monday to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Peyton Manning's historical career will come to an end on Monday. Manning will retire as one of the most decorated athletes in all of sports including two Super Bowl victories(XLI, 50), Super Bowl MVP(XLI), 5x Associated Press NFL MVP and 7x First-Team All Pro.
ESPN's Adam Schefter told Mike and Mike on Tuesday that Peyton Manning wants to continue playing "if given the choice."
The latest report on the Peyton Manning retirement decision brings an astronomical dilemma to the Denver Broncos if the quarterback intends to play in 2016. Manning on the Broncos in 2016 could mean Brock Osweiler has a chance to test the market and play elsewhere since Denver would have to invest a big percentage of their salary cap to the quarterback position, unless the organization restructures Manning's current deal.
According to NFL media's James Palmer, a decision on Peyton Manning's playing future will not come this week. Palmer added that Manning's decision on whether or not he will retire could drag out all the way up to the start of the new league year on March 9, which is the day Manning's $19 million salary for 2016 would become guaranteed.
The longer it takes for Peyton Manning to make his decision, the more it looks like he is seriously considering coming back for another season. The Broncos are built for another Super Bowl run, and Manning could try to repeat the ending of team GM John Elway's playing career in Denver and retire after winning back-to-back championships.
After 29 years of playing competitive football, Peyton Manning will announce his retirement this week, according to Woody Paige of the Denver Post. Manning threw for 151 touchdowns and 19,062 yards with Denver, after playing 14 years with the Colts. He led the Broncos to four consecutive AFC West titles. The team played in two Super Bowls, winning one.
Thanks, Peyton, for all the memories.