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C.J. Anderson says Peyton Manning should retire

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  • By Tyler Dragon NFL.com
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Add C.J. Anderson to the list of people who believe the Peyton Manning era should come to an end.

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The Denver Broncos running back shared his thoughts on Manning's future while appearing on Friday's edition of NFL Total Access.

When asked whether Manning should retire, Anderson responded, "I think so, man. Let him ride off into the sunset in the correct way. What else does he have to do? He's got five MVPs, two Super Bowl rings, he's first in every statistical category. My man 18, man, walk off, man ... it was a pleasure one-eight. I had fun with you."

Manning has said numerous times that he will take his time pondering the decision, although it's anticipated the future Hall of Famer will ultimately decide to retire this offseason.

Regardless of Manning's decision, it will be tough for the veteran quarterback to beat out Brock Osweiler next season. It's always a little uncomfortable when there's a sure fire Hall of Famer that's past his prime being replaced by a younger player with more upside at this point. And despite hoisting his second Lombardi Trophy, that's the synopsis playing out for Manning in Denver.

Perhaps Anderson was simply trying to avoid any future QB drama with the Broncos by saying Manning should call it a career.

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