Peyton Manning spent his 14th season with the Indianapolis Colts as a spectator, the future Hall of Fame quarterback missing every game because of a lingering neck injury that required several surgeries.
He will spend his 15th NFL season on another team. Manning and the Colts are parting ways, according to a report, bringing to an end the four time MVP's career with the team that drafted him number one overall in 1998, then watched him start every game for 13 years. ESPN reported that the announcement will be made at a news conference today. Manning has undergone three surgeries on his neck but has been cleared by doctors to resume playing, although the Colts hadn't cleared him themselves.
The team has the number one overall pick in this year's NFL draft after going 2-and-14 last season without Manning who guided them to a Super Bowl title after the 2006 season.