Could This Be Peyton Manning’s Last Season Win or Lose?

After throwing for a league-record 5,477 yards and a record 55 touchdowns, it sure looks like it could be.

Via Fox Sports

Will the Broncos’ next loss be the last of Peyton Manning’s career? If Denver wins the Super Bowl, will Manning become the second Broncos QB to walk off into the sunset with a championship?

According to a report on Sunday, the answer to each could be yes.

Manning, the MVP front-runner who just turned in the most prolific season by a QB in NFL history and whose Broncos are hosting the AFC championship game next weekend, will see have his future in football very much determined by a medical exam in March, regardless of how this season ends, ESPN has reported.

According to the report, Manning will have the exam on his surgically repaired neck per the terms of his contract. If Manning’s neck is stable, it is his expected he will return next season, regardless of how the Broncos’ season ends the report stated, citing sources. If the exam reveals an increased risk for injury, Manning would be forced to consider retirement.

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