Broncos announce Peyton Manning will retire Monday
Peyton Manning has informed the Denver Broncos that he will retire.
The team confirmed the news after Chris Mortensen of ESPN first reported the decision Sunday morning. A press conference is scheduled for Monday.
Just shy of 40, Manning will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL, where he served as both a throwback and a transformer during a glittering career bookmarked by an unprecedented five MVP awards and dozens of passing records.
Manning leaves as the NFL's all-time leading passer and winningest starting quarterback, the only one in to win Super Bowls with two franchises.