Indianapolis Colts says Good-Bye to Peyton Manning
After being with the Indianapolis Colts for 13 years, the franchise says Good-Bye to quarterback Peyton Manning.Manning, who was the NFL number one draft pick to the Colts in 1998, said these words during the press conference on March 7, 2012.
“I sure have loved playing football for the Indianapolis Colts. I've been a Colt for almost all of my adult life. But I guess in life and in sports, we all know that nothing lasts forever. Times change, circumstances change, and that's the reality of playing in the NFL. ...This town and this team mean so much to me. It truly has been an honor to play in Indianapolis. I do love it here. I love the fans. And I will always enjoy having played for such a great team," he said. "I will leave the Colts with nothing but good thoughts and gratitude. I've been blessed to play here. I've been blessed to be here in the NFL. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. I truly have enjoyed being your quarterback."