Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is expected to announce his retirement on Monday, as ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday, so everyone has been saying goodbye to the future Hall of Fame quarterback in their own way.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams' farewell message was a little different from the rest. That's because rather than just salute the five-time NFL MVP, Williams decided to take some shots at him as well.
On Monday, Williams took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Manning. The Steelers running back started off by giving props to the 14-time Pro Bowler's career as a whole—and then immediately ripped the final season of the legend's career:
Look Peyton is a hall of fame qb who couldn't play dead in a western last year but career over all is astonishing but last year was 💩😷— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) March 7, 2016
Facts: Super Bowl Peyton main ing last game talk and all defense https://t.co/ecQM8m45ep— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) March 7, 2016
Oh it's team when they win and individual when they lose got it😠😠 https://t.co/szwoOBe0sM— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) March 7, 2016
Look at 2010 jimmy stats vs Peyton manning 2015 stats not including wins and then apologize to me later😏 https://t.co/XfxK9eNR8Y— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) March 7, 2016
It bothersme whenkey playersget a pass fora terrible season because of greatcareers while others are judgedin the momentwith less accolades— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) March 7, 2016
👀ok you right so is he injury prone then? Or does he also get that pass too because I don't I'll wait?? https://t.co/vfGn7mbdKd— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) March 7, 2016
I never said Peyton was average but he wasn't close to that last year u should prob catch up https://t.co/heyHIzAO2M— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) March 7, 2016
There's no denying this was not a typical Peyton-like season for the Broncos quarterback. However, it is possible Williams may be a little salty right now. After all, Manning (222 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions) and the Broncos ended the Steelers' season in the divisional round of the 2016 NFL playoffs.
Update from Tuesday, March 8
Apparently not liking what his player was tweeting, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin sent this tweet to Williams:
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Regardless of his stats, the 39-year-old Manning did enough to lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl title this season. That's all that matters in the end.