There are no amount of superlatives that could adequately describe Peyton Manning's career. In short, it has been brilliant. Manning, selected first overall in the 1998 draft, led the Colts on an amazing tear that lasted over a decade. With Manning under center, the Colts won more games in the 2000s than any team in history has won during a single decade.
But the time has come.
As the old cliche goes, the NFL is a business. Tough decisions have to be made. This is one of those decisions.
Some will say, "How can cutting a future Hall of Fame quarterback make you better?"
To which I respond, "next slide, please."