After 18 season in the NFL and two Super Bowl Championships, quarterback Peyton Manning announced his retirement from the NFL during a press conference this morning.

“Well, I have stayed at it,” Manning told a group of reporters. “I’ve stayed at it for 18 years.”

“There’s just something about 18 years. 18 is a good number,” the future hall of famer continued, “and today, I retire from pro football.”

Manning thanked his alma mater, the University of Tennessee, the Indianapolis Colts, and Denver Broncos.

Chris Mortensen was the first to break the Manning retirement story.