Peyton Manning: 2015 season not my 'farewell tour'

Wednesday April 29th, 2015

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning told reporters on Tuesday that he wouldn't classify the 2015 season as his "farewell tour," according to the Broncos' team website

"I think there's young 39s and old 39s. I'm in that young group, for sure," Manning said with a smile, according to

For a period of time after the season, the veteran quarterback was noncommittal on whether he would play in 2015. He announced in March that he would return for his 18th season.

Neck problems forced Manning to miss the 2011 season and have given him trouble since he arrived in Denver the following year, and a torn right quad bothered Manning toward the end of the 2014 season. 

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Manning, who owns the NFL's career passing touchdowns record with 530, is 2,148 yards away from passing Brett Favre's career passing yards record.

Manning threw for 4,727 yards and 39 touchdowns last season for the Broncos, who lost to the Colts in the divisional round of last season's playoffs.

- Erick Fernandez


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