The Indianapolis Colts have retired the No. 18 jersey of future hall of famer Peyton Manning. Manning, who retired from the National Football League on March 7th, will also have a statue built in his honor outside of Lucas Oil Stadium. The four-time NFL MVP was an integral part of the resurgence of the Colts franchise as he accumulated an overall record of 141-67 and a Super Bowl victory in 2011. Manning retires as the Colts all-time career passing leader, racking up 54,828 yards and 399 passing touchdowns during his tenure in Indy.
— Lucas Oil Stadium (@LucasOilStadium) March 18, 2016
Colts owner Jim Irsay, who drafted Peyton #1 overall in the 1998 NFL Draft, credits the QB for helping turn Indianapolis into a football town, after being dominated by Nascar and the Indiana Pacers before his arrival. While Manning made a significant mark as a member of the Denver Broncos, he will forever be recognized as the greatest Colts quarterback to ever play.