Breaking: Peyton Manning announces decision on retirement

The future Hall of Fame quarterback released huge news on Sunday morning.

The speculation as to whether or not storied quarterback Peyton Manning will retire is now over. On Sunday morning, the Denver Broncos announced that Manning will retire from football after a storied, unprecedented 18-year career. The Broncos released the news on their website, along with statements from John Elway.

"When you look at everything Peyton has accomplished as a player and person, it's easy to see how fortunate we've been to have him on our team," said John Elway, Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager. "Peyton was everything that we thought he was and even more—not only for the football team but in the community. I'm very thankful Peyton chose to play for the Denver Broncos, and I congratulate him on his Hall of Fame career."

Manning will retire from Denver after helping the Broncos get multiple AFC West division titles, two Super Bowl appearances and one World Championship. Along the way, Manning set numerous NFL career and single-season records, including league marks for passing yards and passing touchdowns. Prior to Denver the future Hall of Famer spent 14 successful seasons with the Indianapolis Colts with multiple playoff appearances and All-Pro selections.

Manning retires after winning Super Bowl 50 against Carolina Panthers.