As Rapoport noted, though, another Super Bowl win could be the only caveat to his decision. As a player in tune with his legacy, his goal has always been to exit the game holding all of the league's major passing records.
It would also sink Denver one year deeper into what has been an obvious push to win a Super Bowl, delaying their eventual rebuild for another season.
At this point, this is welcome news for most football fans. Manning has been a joy to watch these past two seasons in Denver as he pilots one of the best offenses in league history.