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Peyton Manning | Quarterback | #18

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/24/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (1) / IND
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ProFootballTalk reports Peyton Manning has zero plans to play in 2016.
Manning has been casually linked to the Vikings following Teddy Bridgewater's Tuesday injury, but it's not going to happen for a million different reasons. There's a 100 percent chance Manning has played his final NFL snap. Aug 30 - 7:46 PM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL has determined Peyton Manning did not use HGH or any other performance-enhancing drugs.

Manning was implicated along with several other players in an Al Jazeera America report from December. The NFL determined there was "no credible evidence" the allegations were true after seven months of investigation. This development should be great news for James Harrison, Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews, and the other players implicated in the report, who have all submitted written statements declaring their innocence to the league office. The NFL still wants to interview each player.
Source: ESPN
Jul 25 - 11:10 AM

Peyton Manning will announce his retirement Monday in Denver.

Manning had one year left on his contract, but he's content to walk away after winning his second Super Bowl last month against Carolina. Announcing his retirement now is the right call as Manning likely would have been cut ahead of free agency. He'll go down as arguably the best regular season quarterback of all time with five MVP awards, 14 Pro Bowl nods, and a league record 539 career touchdown passes. Manning's exit paves the way for Brock Osweiler to become the new starter, assuming the Broncos can re-sign him.
Mar 6 - 8:05 AM

The Denver Post's Troy Renck reports "the Broncos, for all intents and purposes, have moved on" from Peyton Manning.

Manning has yet to decide his playing future, but it has become apparent he will not be back with the Broncos regardless of his retirement decision. Denver did not even ask Manning to come in for a physical before Friday's deadline to do so, and they are actively trying to re-sign Brock Osweiler. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported "in a perfect world" Manning would "like to keep playing." For what it is worth, Renck reports Manning spoke about his career in the present tense during a speech Friday night.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 5 - 9:32 AM

NFL Network's James Palmer reports the Broncos have yet to inform Peyton Manning that they will cut him if he continues his career.

Per Palmer, the Broncos will "allow Manning to decide his future and they'll go from there." There's a school of thought Manning is trying to force his release, but at the very least, the Broncos are going to make him declare his intentions first. If Manning decides to keep on chugging, the odds seem long that he returns to Denver.
Mar 3 - 5:05 PM

In an interview with ESPN's Mike and Mike, Adam Schefter said "in a perfect world" Peyton Manning would "like to keep playing."

Schefter said the understanding is Manning will not be back in Denver regardless, so his decision will come down to his other opportunities. Schefter reports the Texans and Rams are not interested, and it is unclear if Manning is willing to move again this late in his career. Manning should have opportunities in television if he decides to retire, and Schefter believes Manning will eventually end up in an NFL front office. Manning dragging out his retirement decision this long suggests he is serious about continuing his career, but it does not appear the options are there. Retirement is still the most likely outcome.
Source: ESPN
Mar 1 - 11:25 AM

NFL Network's James Palmer reports Peyton Manning is not expected to make his retirement decision this week.

The Denver Post reported Manning will retire, but they have waffled on that report somewhat since Saturday. GM John Elway has said there is no deadline for Manning, but the reality is the Broncos need to know by March 9, which is when Manning's contract becomes guaranteed and free agent Brock Osweiler is free to sign elsewhere. It remains likely Manning retires. Even if he does not, it is difficult to see the Broncos paying him $19 million this season.
Mar 1 - 8:17 AM

A source tells Profootballtalk Peyton Manning hasn't made a decision on retirement.

The Denver Post's Woody Paige reported Manning will retire, but the Broncos still haven't been informed of his final plans. Manning is expected to meet with club officials late next week. FOX Sports reports the Broncos are moving forward in contract talks without counting Manning's $19 million salary.
Feb 27 - 9:55 PM

The Denver Post reports Peyton Manning will retire.

He's expected to announce his decision late next week. The move isn't a surprise after Manning struggled to hold up physically last year. Despite posting career lows, Manning will go out on top with his second Super Bowl win. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, Manning is the all-time leader in touchdowns (539) and passing yards (71,940). His retirement saves Denver $19 million in cap space.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 27 - 8:30 PM

Speaking Thursday, Broncos GM John Elway said Peyton Manning "still needs more time" on his retirement decision.

"So we're going to afford him that time," Elway said. It's more than a little surprising that Manning is taking so long. It suggests he's genuinely considering returning for another season. One month shy of his 40th birthday, Manning was arguably the worst quarterback in the league in 2015. He's a fierce competitor, but riding off into the sunset is probably the right call.
Feb 25 - 4:10 PM

According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Peyton Manning will have options if he decides to keep playing.

He's already been linked to Los Angeles, while Volin believes Peyton joining the quarterback-needy Texans "makes a lot of sense." The likeliest scenario is still for Manning to call it quits. Manning doesn't have much left physically, and the Broncos' organization needs to move in a different direction.
Feb 14 - 9:26 AM

Broncos GM John Elway said there is "no deadline" for Peyton Manning to make his retirement decision.

Manning said Monday he plans to take "a few" weeks to make his decision. He will likely decide to retire, but if not he will put Elway in a tough spot. Manning is set to count $21.5 million against the cap, and his recent play does not justify that kind of hit. With his $19 million base salary set to guarantee on March 9, the Broncos need Manning to make his decision in the next month.
Feb 9 - 11:55 AM

On the TODAY Show, Peyton Manning said he will not make his decision on retirement for "a few more weeks."

"I'll keep doing it for a few more weeks, and then, at the appropriate time, I think I'll make a decision," Manning said. "I have to tell you, though, I'm very much at peace with it." Manning has cited former coach Tony Dungy's advice not to make an emotional decision as his reason for delaying the announcement. With the script perfectly written, it would be surprising if Manning did not retire.
Source: TODAY Show
Feb 8 - 9:33 AM

Peyton Manning completed 13-of-23 passes for 141 yards and an interception in the Broncos' Super Bowl win over the Panthers, 24-10.

A six-point pre-game underdog and the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history, Peyton came out firing with passes on each of the Broncos' first five plays. Although Manning eventually settled into ball-control mode, the game script played directly into Denver's hands as the Broncos' defense strip-sacked Cam Newton for a first-quarter touchdown and Jordan Norwood returned a punt 61 yards. Teams that score defensive TDs in a Super Bowl are now 16-2 all time. Manning threw a second-quarter pick to Panthers DE Kony Ealy on a well-designed zone drop by DC Sean McDermott, but Carolina's offense couldn't capitalize versus Denver's shutdown defense. Although Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and Denver's defense and special teams were more responsible for this win, Peyton can now ride into the sunset with two Super Bowl rings.
Feb 7 - 10:23 PM

Charlie Sly, the main source of the Al Jazeera documentary which alleges Peyton Manning used HGH, does not believe the investigators the Manning camp sent to his parents' house were intended to intimidate him into cooperation.

The Washington Post reported Manning's lawyers sent investigators to the house prior to the documentary airing. The men allegedly worried Sly's sister enough for her to call police, but Sly had nothing but good things to say about the investigators. "Those guys were great guys," Sly said. "Like, very good guys. Very professional." The NFL is investigating the allegations against Manning and the other NFL players implicated in the documentary. Sly recanted his allegations before the documentary aired.
Source: ESPN
Feb 6 - 1:08 PM

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