The Denver Broncos have upset the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to win Super Bowl L. It marks their first Super Bowl title since 1998, when John Elway rode off into the sunset.
Well, it looks like Peyton Manning will follow Elway's lead and retire.
Manning was not much of a factor in the game. This game belonged to the Broncos' defense which sacked Panthers' QB Cam Newton seven times. Two and a half of those sacks belonged to Broncos' linebacker Von Miller who was named Super Bowl L MVP.
As for Manning, he opted to make no announcement tonight. He said he would kiss his wife and kids and drink a lot of Bud. If he does retire, the Broncos have Brock Osweiler waiting in the wings and may have a seamless transition.
While it was a disappointing night for Newton and the Panthers, I believe they will be back, perhaps even next year.
But tonight belongs to the Denver Broncos. Congratulations!