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Steelers' DeAngelo Williams Calls Out Peyton Manning Ahead of QB's Retirement

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Kyle NewportFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 12, 2017

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:

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:

--End of Update-- 


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.


[DeAngelo Williams]

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