HOUSTON (KTRK) --Peyton Manning has said good-bye to his playing days and undoubtedly goes out as one of the greatest to play the quarterback position. In a press conference Monday, the record-breaking quarterback announced the end of his 18-year NFL career.
His retirement comes just a month after he helped the Broncos beat Carolina in Super Bowl 50.
Former Houston Texan Steve McKinney played with and against Manning for 11 years. He played center for four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
He says no one took the game more serious than Manning.
"I won lot of games side-by-side with Peyton, but I only had one chance to beat him in six years with the Texans," McKinney said.
McKinney says he can see Manning staying in the game but not necessarily as a coach.
"To me he's a guy that could be a GM, he could be part of an ownership group," he said.
McKinney says that Manning's pre-snap chatter and dummy calls was often confusing at times and if "you weren't on your game mentally, you could really make some mistakes."
"You're about to snap the ball and you're like, wait, no that's a fake call," he added.