Everyone knew this day would eventually come, but it felt weird when it actually happened. Franchise quarterbacks are supposed to never leave. They get drafted by a team and they stay there their whole career. But like Brett Favre and Joe Montana before Manning, things never work out as planned.
As Manning said in his press conference, "We all know that nothing lasts forever. Times change, circumstances change and that's the reality of playing in the NFL."
The Colts had no other choice but to cut Manning. Here are seven reasons why.