The separation was expected, but now that it's official, the Colts must start living life Manning-less. Manning's absence will affect the team in more ways than you might think. The Colts won their division eight of the 14 years Manning quarterbacked the team, and it's going to take time to regain that regular dominance.
With other players set to hit the free-agent market, not having Peyton might lead them to leave Indianapolis themselves.
Here's a look at what effects Manning's release will have on the Colts.