The Indianapolis Colts tweeted out an image thanking former quarterback Peyton Manning after the news broke Sunday that the five-time NFL MVP would announce his retirement Monday.
Manning played 13 seasons in Indianapolis after being taken with the first pick in the 1998 NFL Draft out of Tennessee. During his tenure with the Colts, Manning was chosen as NFL MVP four times and picked to play in 11 Pro Bowls. Before leaving for the Denver Broncos prior to the 2012 season, Manning had become the franchise’s all-time leader in career wins, passing touchdowns and passing yards.
Manning was named Super Bowl MVP after leading the Colts to a 29–17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.
Manning struggled to stay on the field this season, sustaining multiple injuries and losing his starting job to Brock Osweiler after consistent poor play. Still, the Broncos were able to beat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 with Manning under center, giving him his second Super Bowl victory.