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Sports world reacts to news of Peyton Manning's retirement

Below are some of the notable reactions to the news of Peyton Manning's retirement from his old teammates as well as other sports figures. 
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The Denver Broncos’ confirmation that Peyton Manning will announce his retirement on Monday put an end to the speculation of whether the five-time NFL MVP would attempt to play one more season as an NFL quarterback. While the decision may not come as that much of a surprise to many after the 39-year-old struggled to stay healthy and produce on the field last season, a number of former teammates and sports figures took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the news.

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Former Colts coach Jim Caldwell:

“There will never be another Peyton Manning. While his records, Super Bowls and on-the-field accomplishments speak for themselves, what impressed me most about Peyton was his quest for being the very best.”