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Farewell

A tearful Peyton Manning officially retires from the NFL

After 18 seasons in the NFL, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning formally announced his retirement in a news conference Monday. He first told the Broncos of his decision Saturday evening.

"There's just something about 18 years," he said, tearing up throughout his speech. "Eighteen's a good number, and today I retire from pro football."

Manning, 39, is a five-time MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion, winning in 2016 with the Broncos and in 2007 with the Indianapolis Colts, where he spent most of his storied career. The quarterback, whose father and brother have also had successful NFL careers, is a shoo-in for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.