Colts to retire Peyton Manning’s No. 18 in October

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The Colts have to share the legacy of Peyton Manning with the Broncos.

But they’re going to make sure none of their own players wear his No. 18 again.

The Colts announced they’re going to unveil a statue of Peyton Manning outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Sat. Oct. 7, and retire his number and induct him into their Ring of Honor the following day during their game with the 49ers.

“Peyton will always be a Colt,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said in a statement. “This will be an event our city, state and Colts fans around the world can celebrate and be proud of.”

Of course, Manning will also be inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame, which is fitting since he’s the only quarterback to lead multiple teams to Super Bowl championships.

He’ll be the first Colts player since the move to Indianapolis to have his jersey retired, joining Baltimore legends Raymond Berry (82), Art Donovan (70), Gino Marchetti (89), Lenny Moore (24), Jim Parker (77), John Unitas (19), and Buddy Young (22).

24 responses to “Colts to retire Peyton Manning’s No. 18 in October

  1. “Peyton will always be a Colt,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said in a statement.

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    Except you threw him out, and then he went to Denver and led the Broncos to 2 Super Bowl appearances, including one win.

    Colts might have drafted him, but his time in Denver isn’t some unforgettable jaunt.

  2. nhpats says:
    May 9, 2017 2:50 PM

    The statue will portray him injecting a syringe full of HGH into his abdomen….
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    Maybe the statue of Brady will show him destroying his cell phone in front of Kraft and BB.

  3. Please someone take him aside then before he walks onto the field wearing the same outfit he’s got on in that photo. Collared dress shirt under a jersey. Seriously. Why not wear a freaking blazer over it too then?

    #dork

  4. Don’t forget to make the upper loop on the 8 twice the size of the bottom one to celebrate his uniquely proportioned head shared by nobody else in his family.

  5. The Bronco’s will probably retire his number until he is senile so the GM can tell him they want to use it for another player.

  6. nhpats says:
    May 9, 2017 2:50 PM

    The statue will portray him injecting a syringe full of HGH into his abdomen….

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    Because Tom Brady, the only QB whose play has gotten better as he ages into his late 30’s, is clearly not using any banned substances. It’s definitely the avocado ice cream.

  7. I’m a huge Brady fan but even I am not that naive to dismiss all those Brazilian and Italian HGH rumours. I mean which QB goes on an Italian vacation a week before starting to play in the regular season?

  8. Tom Brady upgrades to an iPhone, that’s not illegal, Using HGH is. It’s a banned substance. That is the KEY difference. Besides, the NFL wasn’t entitled to Tom’s phone. Just like they never saw a certain QB’s phone despite porn being sent on it.

  9. This ceremony has been brought to you by Nationwide, Papa John’s Pizza, and Direct TV.

  10. By doing the “right” thing by promptly retiring Peyton’s #18, Indianapolis has just shown more class than Green Bay has since the inception of the NFL.

    But Indy didn’t have to protect the fragile ego of an arrogant prima Donna QB…

  11. okay, let’s be honest here. He never led the Broncos to the Superbowl win. That defense won that Super Bowl in spite of him

  12. weepingjebus says:
    May 9, 2017 3:18 PM
    Don’t forget to make the upper loop on the 8 twice the size of the bottom one to celebrate his uniquely proportioned head shared by nobody else in his family.
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    Canadians………..think they are funny, but really? Not even close. Remember, you have no team, never will, you have the CFL. You jumped on the Patriots as a little Canadian turd because they were winning……….you have no team.

  13. I’ll miss that stupid bobble head, puffed up cheeks look of his… NO I ACTUALLY WON’T!

  14. Manning has terrible stats (maybe the worst for a QB) in his 2 super bowl winning playoff runs…

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