Peyton Manning, former NFL quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos, announced he is retiring after 18 years in the NFL.
You may remember Peyton from this year's Super Bowl, in which he proclaimed MULTIPLE times after the victory that he was going to drink a fuck ton of Budweiser products.
Which totally makes sense, because Peyton's arm was basically a limp noodle during that entire game. Gotta drink the pain away, bud.
Despite his deterioration in recent seasons, Peyton Manning is indisputably one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. He earned a record five MVP awards and set both the all-time mark for most passing touchdowns and passing yards in NFL history. And he got a lot of love (and Budweiser references) on social media after news of his retirement leaked.
I'm happy the big fella is riding off in2 the Sunset...Another Super Bowl ring, some free Bud Light, Papa Johns is booming..Congrats Peyton
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 6, 2016
Mar 6, 2016 at 12:28pm PST
Peyton not only killed it on the football field, he also made a name for himself in self-deprecating commercials off the field.
Despite allegations that Peyton Manning placed his balls on the forehead of a physical trainer while he was a quarterback at the University of Tennessee (whoops), he'll probably still find a place in the NFL Hall of Fame. Because that's how sports work.
Anyways, we'll miss you, Sheriff. Congratulations on a great and betchy career.