Peyton Manning Emotional Retirement Speech
With family, friends and former teammates looking on in the Denver Broncos meeting room, Peyton Manning held a news conference to officially announce his retirement after 18 NFL seasons with the Broncos and Indianapolis Colts.
Manning, who held back tears as he thanked his hometown of New Orleans, the University of Tennessee, the Colts and Broncos, his old teammates and coaches, and his family for their support throughout his entire college and professional career.
In his heartfelt speech he said “There is something about 18 years … 18 is a good number,” Manning said. “Today, I retire from pro football.”