Colts to erect Manning statue


Peyton Manning took one more victory lap around Indianapolis on Friday.

It’s not likely to be his last.

Less than two weeks after announcing his retirement in Denver, the record-breaking quarterback returned to his first NFL home to reminisce, thank supporters and receive a fitting send off from the team he first played for.

Colts owner Jim Irsay said Manning’s No. 18 jersey will be retired and the team will erect a statue of him at Lucas Oil Stadium.

During Manning’s 14 seasons with the Colts, he won four of his record five MVP Awards and led the Colts to two Super Bowls and a title after the 2006 season.