2015 has been a rough season for Peyton Manning. In fact, statistically it’s been his worst regular reason ever. In just nine games he’s thrown more interceptions than anyone in the NFL, and notched just 9 touchdowns. It seems just yesterday he was breaking records in the Broncos offense. In two short years he’s gone from the league’s best regular season quarterback to scary to watch. The decline of one of the NFL’s best Qbs has been both sharp and uncomfortable.

Age catches up with everyone at some point, and perhaps it’s finally run down Peyton. Four neck surgeries and a slew of lower body tweaks and tears could be signs that Manning’s body is ready to retire. The NFL is a young man’s game they say. After all, the average career is only 3.3 years in the league.

It may be tough to let go, but everyone is forced to hang up the cleats at some point. Manning’s arm strength simply isn’t what it used to be. At this point, he likely has the worst arm strength in all of the NFL. For a player who has to make an impact with his arm, how can he continue? He’s not getting any younger.

Year Age Tm Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/G Rate QBR
1998 22 IND QB 16 16 3-13-0 326 575 56.7 3739 26 4.5 28 4.9 78 233.7 71.2
1999* 23 IND QB 16 16 13-3-0 331 533 62.1 4135 26 4.9 15 2.8 80 258.4 90.7
2000* 24 IND QB 16 16 10-6-0 357 571 62.5 4413 33 5.8 15 2.6 78 275.8 94.7
2001 25 IND QB 16 16 6-10-0 343 547 62.7 4131 26 4.8 23 4.2 86 258.2 84.1
2002* 26 IND QB 16 16 10-6-0 392 591 66.3 4200 27 4.6 19 3.2 69 262.5 88.8
2003*+ 27 IND QB 16 16 12-4-0 379 566 67.0 4267 29 5.1 10 1.8 79 266.7 99.0
2004*+ 28 IND QB 16 16 12-4-0 336 497 67.6 4557 49 9.9 10 2.0 80 284.8 121.1
2005*+ 29 IND QB 16 16 14-2-0 305 453 67.3 3747 28 6.2 10 2.2 80 234.2 104.1
2006* 30 IND QB 16 16 12-4-0 362 557 65.0 4397 31 5.6 9 1.6 68 274.8 101.0 85.42
2007* 31 IND QB 16 16 13-3-0 337 515 65.4 4040 31 6.0 14 2.7 73 252.5 98.0 72.97
2008*+ 32 IND QB 16 16 12-4-0 371 555 66.8 4002 27 4.9 12 2.2 75 250.1 95.0 79.02
2009*+ 33 IND QB 16 16 14-2-0 393 571 68.8 4500 33 5.8 16 2.8 80 281.3 99.9 81.2
2010* 34 IND QB 16 16 10-6-0 450 679 66.3 4700 33 4.9 17 2.5 73 293.8 91.9 73.42
2011 35 IND 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012*+ 36 DEN QB 16 16 13-3-0 400 583 68.6 4659 37 6.3 11 1.9 71 291.2 105.8 83.16
2013*+ 37 DEN QB 16 16 13-3-0 450 659 68.3 5477 55 8.3 10 1.5 78 342.3 115.1 81.01
2014* 38 DEN QB 16 16 12-4-0 395 597 66.2 4727 39 6.5 15 2.5 86 295.4 101.5 75.12
2015 39 DEN qb 9 9 7-2-0 193 322 59.9 2180 9 2.8 17 5.3 75 242.2 67.6 45
Career 265 265 186-79-0 6120 9371 65.3 71871 539 5.8 251 2.7 86 271.2 96.5
14 yrs IND 208 208 141-67-0 4682 7210 64.9 54828 399 5.5 198 2.7 86 263.6 94.9
4 yrs DEN 57 57 45-12-0 1438 2161 66.5 17043 140 6.5 53 2.5 86 299.0 101.8
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/30/2015.

Peyton Manning will Retire as one of the Best

There’s no shame or discrediting in the idea of retirement. Peyton Manning’s name will forever be etched in NFL record books. He’s already the league all-time leader in passing yard, and touchdowns. He’s won a Super Bowl and played in another.

There’s really nothing else left for him to accomplish.

The Broncos appears to have a promising young player in Brock Osweiler, so maybe it’s time for another person to step up. The human body has limitations, and that’s why there have never been many 40 year old quarterbacks.

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