Skip to comments.Colts to release Peyton Manning
Posted on 03/06/2012 7:34:16 PM PST by Perdogg
Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts had both hoped he would play his entire NFL career with that franchise.
What was speculated about for months will become official Wednesday when the Colts officially part ways with their future Hall of Fame quarterback. FOXSports.com has confirmed that Manning will be released, ending his storied 14-year tenure with the club.
FOXSports.com NFL insider Jay Glazer reported that Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay will conduct a joint news conference Wednesday in Indianapolis. The tone is intended as a farewell tribute to Manning, whom Irsay has long championed as a close friend as well as Colts star
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Wish him all the best!
Best thing for Peyton to do is retire, then get ready to be hired for the Tennessee coaching job.
Bad move, IMO. Whoever they draft is going to need a senior leader to help him with the transition from college ball to the big leagues. Besides ... the team needs more than just a new QB ... that entire team sucked last season.
Best of luck to him.
He had a great career — but a neck injury is nothing to take lightly.
No, we need him at Ole Miss!
I was hoping he would retire especially with a neck injury. It won’t feel right seeing him in another jersey.
Yeah, he’s do e his time for sure. Get out while he’s still walking!
Belay my last post. I was replying to something else.
This is huge news.....
$28 million gets freed up for the Colts to start rebuilding their team
Wishing him all things great, and praying his neck heals 100%. Gonna miss him.
They have to let him go or they cannot afford to get more than just a new QB. $28 million is freed up.
Manning would almost have to be out of his mind to want to play any more professional football at this point.
Way too risky to commit $28 millon for someone who may not play again; especially when the Colts have no chance to go deep in the playoffs with or without a healthy Peyton Manning.
I’d love to see him as head coach at UT. Things haven’t been the same since Fulmer left. Manning is a UT legend. You would be surprised how many 13 year olds that are named Peyton living in the Volenteer state.
Hope he does well finding a worthy team now he is rid of the useless Colts.
I concur with several posters in this thread: With an injured neck? Why chance it?
Money? Another ring?
Is it worth the risk? Really?
Who says he hasn't. He may never play another down.
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