Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be announcing his retirement, the Broncos revealed on Sunday. After 18 years in the league and a slew of quarterback records, Manning will say goodbye as a reigning Super Bowl champ. There won’t be much of a drop-off in Denver’s effectiveness, however, as backup quarterback Brock Osweiler will now carry the torch as signal caller in the Mile High City.
Spending the majority of his career on the bench behind Manning after being drafted out of Arizona State in 2012, Osweiler stepped in late this season as injuries began to catch up with Manning and was able to guide the Broncos to a 5-2 record, with one of those victories coming against the then undefeated New England Patriots. The Broncos have shown their faith in Osweiler by offering him a 3-year $45 million contract this offseason. It’s a clear sign the Broncos expect Osweiler to carry on Manning’s — and Denver’s — winning legacy for years to come.
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