Peyton Manning Hints at Retirement After AFC Championship Game
In what could be described as Peyton Manning "predicting the future", his handshake with Patriots coach Bill Belichick at the end of the AFC Championship was more than just "good game".
According to ESPN, Manning said the following to Belichick: "Hey, listen, this might be my last rodeo. So, it sure has been a pleasure".
The event was caught on video and shown on the NFL Network Monday night.
What Belichick said back to Manning wasn't caught on tape, and the coach of the New England Patriots told reporters that the conversation would stay private between him and Manning.
While Peyton is under contract to the Broncos for next season, he has said he will make a decision for the 2016 season after the season is over. He would count $21.5 million against the salary cap next season if he is back with the team.
The Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, February 7th in San Francisco. Peyton is the oldest starting quarterback to bring his team to the big game in NFL history.