On Monday, future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning held his retirement press conference in Denver, calling it a career after 18 years with the Indianapolis Colts and the Broncos.
Manning's final game was Super Bowl 50 in which he won his second world championship with the other coming in the 2006 season as a member of the Colts. Manning steps down with a plethora of NFL records including passing yards (71,940), touchdown passes (539) and wins (200, including playoffs).
"It's been an honor and a privilege to watch Peyton play and compete," Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. "He made every one of us that is a part of the NFL proud to be connected to the sport. His accomplishments and legacy have left our league a better place than the one he found 18 years ago."
Manning took a moment during his farewell speech and listed some of the best players and coaches he ever faced. He included two members of the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame - safety Brian Dawkins and defensive coordinator Jim Johnson.
In five career games against the Eagles (four with Indianapolis and one with Denver), Manning was 4-1 as he completed 69.5 percent of his pass attempts for 1,358 yards with 12 touchdowns against three interceptions for a 114.6 passer rating.
Congrats on an incredible career! Will never forget what it was like playing against Peyton in Indianapolis and... pic.twitter.com/f4ZOiqOyYb — Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) March 6, 2016