Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos waves after defeating the New England Patriots at the AFC Championship game, Jan. 24, 2016 in Denver, Colo.
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Report: Peyton Manning has told close friends he’ll retire

In a not-so-private moment, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning told Patriots coach Bill Belichick that 2015 may be the future hall of famer’s last rodeo. In much more private moments, Manning reportedly has been more definitive.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Manning has told close friends that he’ll retire after Super Bowl 50.

Manning consistently has declined to tip his hand publicly, most recently in a Pro Bowl halftime interview with ESPN’s Chris Berman. If Manning is done, the decision represents a stark contrast from his mindset in November, when he was telling teammates that he intended to play in 2016.

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Report: Peyton Manning has told close friends he’ll retire