Reuters announced that quarterback Peyton Manning has decided to part ways with the Colts on Wednesday. The football player has been playing at the Indianapolis team for 14 years during which he won a Super Bowl and four National Football League Most Valuable Player awards.
The 35-year-old player has been through a rough period of time which is why it is better for him to leave the Indianapolis team. In September 2011, he suffered a difficult neck injury and he was forced to miss the entire season. He was supposed to receive a $28 million bonus if the Colts had kept him.
Colts owner, Jim Irsay invited the press at the new conference on Wednesday during which he announced the club’s decision to let Manning go. He further stated that the team appreciates all the efforts that the player has made for them and they will always remember the incredible achievements the Colts obtained thanks to Manning’s participation.
The quarterback’s health condition was not the reason why the Colts decided to let him go. As a matter of fact, doctors have told the football player that he has completely recovered, so he may resume his sports activities. Manning has already started practicing for the new season, but he was later on announced that he wasn’t going to play with Indianapolis anymore.
Sports analysts don’t know whether the team will have the same results as they did while Manning was on their side. The Colts have registered the worse 2-14 league record while the football player was absent. However, rumors claim that they may soon hire a new quarterback, that is, Andrew Luck from Stanford.
Actor Rob Lowe, who is a friend of the quarterback, had declared at the beginning of the year that Manning was planning to retire, but his statement was denied back then by the owner of the Colts club. It remains to be seen what Manning plans to do next, whether he will sign a deal with another team or conclude his football career.