On Friday afternoon, Peyton Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay held a press conference together. Manning spent 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Denver Broncos after being released.
The relationship between Peyton Manning and the Colts have been under scrutiny since the team released Manning following neck surgery in 2012. That same year, the Colts selected Andrew Luck with the top pick in the draft. Well, I guess that relationship is on better terms now.
Check out Irsay's comments on the future-Hall-of-Fame quarterback (Per PFT):
“It seems like a short four years ago we were up here on a difficult day. I’m happy to report that as we temporarily went different directions, we both enjoyed a lot of success on the field. It was always strange watching 18 out there without the horseshoe on his helmet, not always easy. I think I speak for all Colts fans when we feel like he’s ours. I just can’t say enough for what he has meant to this franchise, to this city and state."
It was then announced that a statue of Peyton Manning was to be constructed of Lucas Oil Stadium, as well as having his #18 retired.
Go figure. Imagine what Touchdown Tommy will get. A parade?