NFL great Peyton Manning is planning to announce his retirement on Monday, according to reports in America.
The 39-year-old is one of the finest quarterbacks to have graced the sport and is set to end his career on a high, having helped the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl glory last month.
It was a second championship for Manning, who also triumphed during his time with the Indianapolis Colts, and he was named the League’s Most Valuable Player on five occasions.
It has been speculated that Manning may have taken his last snap ever since the Broncos upset the Carolina Panthers at Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco.
And, having struggled with injuries at times last season, it seems the NFL’s all-time passing yards leaders has decided the time is right to end his playing career.
Having entered the league as the first pick of the 1998 draft, Manning spent 14 seasons with the Colts, taking them to the Super Bowl on two occasions.
He had to miss the 2011 season due to injury and subsequently joined the Broncos, who he also led to a pair of title games.
He is the only player to start at quarterback in the Super Bowl more than once for two different teams and the only starting quarterback to claim a title with different franchises.
He will retire as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns (539), passing yards (71,940) and quarterback wins (186 – tied with Brett Favre).