The matchup for Super Bowl 50 has been set as we will see the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos to claim the biggest prize in football.
This is arguably Peyton Manning's last shot at winning a second Super Bowl, tying his brother Eli in the process, and cementing his reputation as one of the best quarterbacks of the 21st Century.
Speaking of Eli, the younger Manning brother has now come out and said he thinks this could be Peyton's swansong after 18 years in the NFL.
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According to a report from Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the Giants quarterback said Peyton hasn’t told him anything about his plans after Super Bowl 50, but speculated that it is possible the 39-year-old will retire.
“I see this as possibly being [Peyton’s] last game,” Eli said. “It would be a good way to go out."
According to Eli, Peyton's legacy shouldn't be based upon whether or not he wins at Levi's Stadium next Sunday, but rather, on everything else that he has on his resume.
“I hope he can win, but his impact has already been made and his legacy shouldn’t be affected by this one game," he added.
"Peyton and his impact on the game of football will not be determined and based off this one game."
"He's kind of, in a lot of ways, changed the game -- with the no-huddle offense they had in Indianapolis for so long, and all he does at the line of scrimmage. He was the starter of doing all that. Five MVPs and Super Bowl appearances, won a lot of football games, played at a high level for a long, long time."
Whatever happens on Sunday, Manning should absolutely be remembered as a legend of the game, and not in comparison to Tom Brady - as he so often is.