Sports world reacts to news of Peyton Manning's retirement

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Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning to announce retirement
Sunday March 6th, 2016

The Denver Broncos’ confirmation that Peyton Manning will announce his retirement on Monday put an end to the speculation of whether the five-time NFL MVP would attempt to play one more season as an NFL quarterback. While the decision may not come as that much of a surprise to many after the 39-year-old struggled to stay healthy and produce on the field last season, a number of former teammates and sports figures took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the news.

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Congratulations Peyton, on an incredible career. You changed the game forever and made everyone around you better. It's been an honor.

Posted by Tom Brady on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Hey Peyton, I'm thinking about retiring.. 'Me too Charles'.. Well let's do it! 'Ok' Congrats to an all time great.. I'm proud to have played in the same era as you. Drinks on me!#18yrs

Posted by Charles Woodson on Sunday, 6 March 2016

Former Colts coach Jim Caldwell:

“There will never be another Peyton Manning. While his records, Super Bowls and on-the-field accomplishments speak for themselves, what impressed me most about Peyton was his quest for being the very best.”


No More "Apple, Apple" No More "Omaha, Omaha" More...... "Budweiser"... #18

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