Peyton Manning’s Emotional Retirement Speech About Faith, Preparation And Football

Record breaking NFL quarterback Peyton Manning retired from the sport he absolutely loved, and the emotional retirement speech was a testament to that extreme level of passion and commitment he had.

He touched on key moments in his long career, from meeting his idols within the sport such as Marshall Faulk and Dan Marino, his first touchdown pass to Marvin Harrison, powerful advice he received from John Elway and the coaches who mentored and guided him to become a Superbowl champ and a better human being.

Peyton thanked his family and told him how they changed his life forever. He thanked the game of football for teaching him to not let obstructions and setbacks dictate his life, but instead by dreams.

He gave himself some well deserved credit for giving everything he had every single day and the extreme level of preparation he put into his game. This allowed him to have no regrets. “There were other players who were more talented, but there was no one who could out prepare me. And because of that I have no regrets.”

He gave a scripture reading from Timothy “I have fought the good fight, and I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith.”


“There’s a saying that goes treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be and he will become what he should be.” – Peyton Manning


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