ESPN’s Chris Mortenson was the first to report that Peyton Manning would announce his retirement after 18 seasons on Monday. The press conference will take place at the Broncos facility at 12:00CT on Monday. We will carry it live on 102.5 the Game and 94.9 Game 2. Here is the article from ESPN.com:
Peyton Manning‘s Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers was indeed his last rodeo.
The five-time NFL MVP is retiring, the Denver Broncos announced Sunday. The team will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. ET Monday for Manning to discuss his stepping away from the game after 18 seasons and two Super Bowl victories.
“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,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway said in a statement. “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.”
Manning called the Broncos on Saturday night to inform them he would be retiring. The Monday news conference had been previously scheduled, but the Broncos didn’t know what Manning’s decision would be until he made the call.