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Peyton Manning to retire after 18-year career in NFL

Peyton Manning to retire after 18-year career in NFL

Quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time most valuable player, has informed the Denver Broncos he has decided to retire, the team announced Sunday.

Manning, who spent the past four seasons with Denver after his first 14 with Indianapolis, is coming off the second Super Bowl victory of his career and was considering the possibility of returning for a 19th season. He turns 40 this month.

“When you look at everything Peyton has accomplished as a player and a person, it’s easy to see how fortunate we’ve been to have him on our team,” said John Elway, Broncos executive vice president of football operations. “Peyton was everything that...

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