Peyton Manning: 4 Reasons Indianapolis Colts Retired His Number Way Too Early

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Peyton Manning: 4 Reasons Indianapolis Colts Retired His Number Way Too Early
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Even Peyton didn't expect it that quickly.

The Indianapolis Colts retired Peyton Manning's No. 18 jersey as they announced they were cutting him from the team.

Preemptive much?

While the man was clearly a legend, especially for the Colts franchise and the city of Indianapolis, there are certain ways of doing things that are generally observed.

Obviously, Colts owner Jim Irsay lacks knowledge of a few of these things.

While cutting Manning was a mistake, retiring his number was simply confusing and awkward. It was the ultimate "it's me, not you" breakup.

It was a lot of things.

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