Peyton Manning Will Not Return To The Indianapolis Colts
Sources close to the Colts have told ESPN’s Chris Mortenson that the Colts plan to release Peyton Manning. An official announcement will be made tomorrow in a press conference with both Manning and Colt’s owner, Jim Irsay. This news comes just two days before Manning was owed a $28 million bonus and just four days after a video surfaced of Manning throwing to receivers on a practice field for the first time. Manning had missed all of the 2011 season due to a neck injury after never having missed a game in his career. Whether or not he is capable of playing at a top level is still unknown.
Peyton Manning spent 14 season with the Colts, during which he led the team to 11 playoff appearances, two AFC Championships, and a Super Bowl win. Manning was chosen as the Colt’s No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft. The Colts, who once again have the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, are expected to take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.