Peyton Manning told Bill Belichick the Super Bowl might be his 'last rodeo'
The Denver Broncos advanced to Super Bowl 50 after beating the New England Patriots in what is likely to be the final match-up between Peyton Manning and the New England duo of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
Manning has squared off against Brady and Belichick 18 times over the course of his career, and because 39-year-old Manning is likely to retire after the Super Bowl (he can't untie his own cleats), he spent a while at midfield talking to both individually after the game ended.
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Belichick declined to say what he and Manning talked about, but luckily for us, a microphone picked up their conversation.
"This might be my last rodeo. So it sure has been a pleasure," Manning said.
Listen for yourself:
After the game, Manning spoke at greater length about his rivalry with Brady and Belichick.
Manning hasn't officially announced whether or not he plans to retire. It's unlikely he'll be back in Denver next season, but it's not entirely implausible that another team in the NFL will pick him up. Still, chances are that Sunday was the last time he and Belichick will face off for a shot in the Super Bowl — at least with Manning as quarterback.
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