Word broke this morning that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will retire. Before that, the man who always aspired to be a great teammate let his teammates know his plans.
Per a league source, Manning began sending individual text messages to teammates late last night, informing them of his plans to retire.
To their credit, the teammates opted for discretion, allowing the news to be broken in the way that Peyton wanted it to be broken.
Now, Monday will be Peyton Manning Day in Denver and throughout the NFL, with Manning getting the recognition that his many accomplishments merit. One of the most important accomplishments to him surely has been that he always respected and cherished his teammates.