Jan. 1, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (18) before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE

Indianapolis Colts to Cut Ties with Peyton Manning

Jan. 1, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts fans wait for autographs from quarterback Peyton Manning (not pictured) before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE

After 13 seasons in a Indianapolis Colts jersey, Peyton Manning will be looking to wear a new one. The Colts have announced their plans to release Manning, ones that we’ve expected to hear for quite some time now. At 4pm today, his release will be official and he’ll be free to sign immediately with whomever he pleases.

As for us Tennessee Titans fans, it’ basically a giant sigh of relief. Manning has terrorized us for a long time and given us more than our fair share of heartbreaks. As unfortunate as it is for him to not be able to retire as a Colt, it feels pretty good knowing the Titans will never face another Colts team lead by that future Hall of Famer.

It’ll be interesting to watch some teams to scramble to grab him up out of free agency and to find out how healthy his throwing arm is. There has been speculation galore and a recently released video of him throwing at Duke University. Redskins, Dolphins, and the Seahawks could all be interested in acquiring his services.

Where ever he ends up, I wish him the best of luck. He may have terrorized me for years and I may loathe him as a Colt, but I’ll always respect him as a player of the game. I hope he can go out there and play well and end his career on his own terms, not everyone else’s.

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