Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning Says He Is 'At Peace' – but Hasn't Made a Decision About Retiring from NFL
The celebrated NFL quarterback appeared on Good Morning America on Monday, gushing about the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 victory. But he revealed that he hasn’t made a decision about retiring from football.
“I got some good advice from my old coach Tony Dungy … he told me to just take some time after this game and not make an emotional decision, there’s been a lot of emotions these past two weeks, and certainly in the Super Bowl so to take some time and to get away and kind of reflect on what’s happening this season,” Manning said.
Although Manning said he has not decided whether he will retire soon, the Broncos player said he isn’t stressing out about the tough decision.
“I’m very much at peace right now, I think however it works out it’ll work out the way it’s supposed to,” he said. “I’m very grateful for this opportunity.”
Manning is one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks, holding more than three dozen all-time records. He was the first quarterback to beat all 31 other teams. He holds the most career touchdown passes (539), a record previously held by Brett Favre. (At 39, Manning was the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history.)
After winning Super Bowl 50, Manning was filled with nothing but gratitude and love for his family.
“I want to go kiss my wife and my kids. I want to go hug my family. I m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight,” he said in a post-game interview. “I m going to take care of those things first and definitely going to say a little prayer and thank the man upstairs for this great opportunity. I m just very grateful.”