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NFL Rumors: Denver Broncos Peyton Manning Postpones Retirement Talks, Shares Plans With Wife and Kids

( [email protected] ) Feb 08, 2016 12:43 AM EST
The Denver Broncos take home a spectacular win this NFL season. Breaking down the defenses of the Carolina Panthers, the Peyton Manning squad stunned the football community with a blowout victory over the Cam Newton team. Pegged as a mere "sentimental favorite" in the Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos pulled out all the stops to demolish the Michael Oher group.
Denver Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning is interviewed as he holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in the NFL's Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Denver Broncos take home a spectacular win this NFL season. Breaking down the defenses of the Carolina Panthers, the Peyton Manning squad stunned the football community with a blowout victory over the Cam Newton team. Pegged as a mere "sentimental favorite" in the Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos pulled out all the stops to demolish the Michael Oher group.

As the Denver Broncos celebrate their stunning victory in Super Bowl 50, talks of the retirement plans of their lead quarterback have once again taken the center stage. While this remains a pressing matter for the NFL community, Manning shunned the concern and sidelined it in the meantime. According to the Super Bowl 50 champ, discussions over his retirement plans or the lack thereof will follow more pressing matters.

"I'll take some time to reflect," said Manning of his retirement plans, according to ESPN.

He added, "I've got a couple of priorities first. I want to go kiss my wife and my kids. I want to go hug my family. I'm going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, Tracy. I promise you that. I'm going to take care of those things first and definitely going to say a little prayer and thank the man upstairs for this great opportunity and I'm just very grateful."

While he remains mum and unwilling to give out specific details of his plans, Manning admitted that the week leading to the Super Bowl 50 face off against the Carolina Panthers has been an "emotional" one. Manning also shared the nugget of wisdom he received from Tony Dungy a retired athlete who played and coached in the NFL.

"I got some good advice from Tony Dungy, who's going into the Hall of Fame and is my old coach. He said don't make an emotional decision," Manning disclosed. Dungy served as the head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts in the past. He retired in 2009.

Manning further shared, "This has been an emotional week, an emotional night...I want to go celebrate with my family and teammates, and I'm going to drink a lot of beer Von Miller is buying." To be specific, Manning aims to drink beer from Budweiser - his drink of choice that he has made well-known since the start of the Super Bowl 50 week. Meanwhile, Miller is chosen as the Super Bowl 50 MVP. He is the outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos.

Although Manning is shunning talks of his retirement at the moment, the Denver Broncos quarterback earlier shared that he intends to take time off to figure out his plans. He said via USA Today, "There is no question it's important to me, it's very personal to me, and no question this season has had some unique challenges."

He continued to state, "I try to stay in the moment, I try not to assume that this is how things are going to be from here on out. I really even with all the different challenges I felt like peace about it the whole time. Not knowing how it was going to work out, I had a peace about it and that certainly helped."

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