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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 6, 2016) –The Denver Broncos announced Sunday morning that Peyton Manning will retire after 18 seasons in the NFL.

Manning spent 14 seasons in Indianapolis after he was selected as the first overall pick of the 1998 NFL draft.

During his time in Indianapolis, Manning led the Colts to two Super Bowls (2006 and 2009). In 2006, he won his first Super Bowl and was named Super Bowl XLI MVP.

He is also the Colts all-time leader in career wins, passing touchdowns, pass attempts, pass completions, and passing yards (54, 828 yards).

Manning was released from the Colts on March 7, 2012 following neck surgery. On March 20, 2012 the Denver Broncos signed Manning.

In 2012, Manning was named the AP Comeback Player of the Year.

He led Denver to two Super Bowls (2013 and 2015), and he won Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos. He became the only quarterback in Super Bowl history to when a Super Bowl with two different teams.

“When you look at everything Peyton has accomplished as a player and person, it’s easy to see how fortunate we’ve been to have him on our team,” said John Elway, Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager. “Peyton was everything that we thought he was and even more—not only for the football team but in the community. I’m very thankful Peyton chose to play for the Denver Broncos, and I congratulate him on his Hall of Fame career.”

During his career, Manning was a five-time NFL MVP (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013), he was elected to 14 Pro Bowls; he became the NFL all-time leader in career touchdown passes and passing yards; and he tied Brett Favre for most regular season career wins (186).

“Peyton and I will have some interesting stories throughout the rest of our lives to talk about going through this year together. He’s a Hall of Fame player and a Hall of Fame person, and I wish him all the best in the future,” said Denver Broncos Coach Head Coach Gary Kubiak.

Jim Irsay released the following statement after the announcement of Manning’s retirement:

“Few have left their marks on a sport as Peyton Manning has. Simply put, he revolutionized NFL football. Peyton energized it as had no one before him, he made it more fun for our fans, and made the game better.
Off the field, Peyton has been a tremendous ambassador for the game and the epitome of someone who gives back to the community. He is the most recognizable face in the history of the NFL, and perhaps its most popular.

I will miss seeing #18 on the field on Sundays and I am proud and thankful for all he’s done for the Colts, our community, and the NFL. On behalf of Colts and NFL fans worldwide, I thank Peyton and congratulate him on an incredible career.”

The Colts also released a video Sunday morning with the biggest moments Manning’s career.