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Is Peyton Manning Retiring? Broncos Quarterback Still Vague on Possibility

Super Bowl Media Night: Manning Talks Retirement, Legacy

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning addresses questions from reporters during Super Bowl Media Night about his thoughts on retirement and his legacy. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016)

Speculation has been swirling in recent weeks regarding Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's future. The 39-year-old five-time league MVP and his Denver Broncos will take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, in what some believe could be his final game.

While the allure of leaving after a Super Bowl appearance, and potentially a victory, is certainly tempting, Manning told reporters at Super Bowl Media Night in San Jose, Calif. on Monday that he hasn't made a decision yet on whether he will retire.

“I don’t know. I haven’t really thought along those lines and haven’t thought about it in that way, " Manning said. "I really try to, like I said, soak all this up because it’s a unique opportunity. I think one thing I really haven’t done is be too reflective, kind of stayed in the moment.”

Asked if he’s thought about his legacy, Manning replied, "I get asked about it a lot and I think a couple things come to mind when I think about that. I would like to be known as a really good teammate for all the players that I’ve played with. I’ve worked hard to be a good teammate and having good relationships with my teammates has been important to me and also, having the respect of the coaches that I’ve played for and coached against and the players that I played against. I think that’s important to me. And also just that I love football very, very much and always have."

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