Twitter Reaction to Peyton Manning’s Retirement


“Pundits will speculate that my effort and drive over the past 18 years were about mastery. And about working to master every aspect of the NFL game. Well, don’t believe them, because every moment, every drop of sweat, every bleery-eyed night of preparation, every note I took, and every frame of film I watched, was about one thing. Reverence for this game.

“When I look back on my NFL career, I’ll know without a doubt that I gave everything I had to help my teams walk away with a win. There were other players who were more talented, but there was no one who could out-prepare me. And because of that, I have no regrets.

“There’s a scripture reading, 2nd Timothy 4:7: ‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.’ Well, I’ve fought a good fight. I have finished my football race. And after 18 years, it’s time. God bless all of you and God bless football.”

This is how Peyton Manning ended his press conference announcing his retirement from football. It was an emotional speech that perfectly encapsulated his career and who he is as a person. Vol fans, media, fellow NFL players, and even celebrities took to the internet to congratulate Peyton on the end of his football career.

Here’s the best of Twitter’s reaction to his retirement…