An end of an era has come for the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL, the team is set to split with its future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.
Manning has played all of his 14 seasons with the Colts and unfortunately due to neck injuries, the Colts have decided to cut ties with the former number one pick. Manning has had four neck surgeries in the past 18 months and that has obviously thrown his career into jeopardy. The Colts finished last season with the worst record – 2-14 – which places them in the perfect position to get the man that is the most highly celebrated quarterback since Manning himself, Andrew Luck of Stanford.
Mannings career has been simply outstanding and there is no doubt he will make it into the Hall of Fame, there has been no doubt of that for a number of years now. His stats over his illustrious career read the following –
Aside from that –
Superbowl MVP – 2006
NFL MVP – 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009
Pro Bowls: 11
Fastest NFL player in history to reach 50,000 passing yards.
The man has been a fantastic player and I really hope he gets a chance to get that 400th touchdown with another team in the 2012 season. Apparently Miami, Washington, Kansas City, Arizona and Seattle are all likely destinations.
However, it truly is the end of an era for the Indianapolis Colts!