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Peyton Manning: 4 Reasons Indianapolis Colts Retired His Number Way Too Early

Published by Matt Madsen on March 20, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts retired Peyton Manning's No. 18 jersey as they announced they were cutting him from the team.

Preemptive much?

While the man was clearly a legend, especially for the Colts franchise and the city of Indianapolis, there are certain ways of doing things that are generally observed.

Obviously, Colts owner Jim Irsay lacks knowledge of a few of these things.

While cutting Manning was a mistake, retiring his number was simply confusing and awkward. It was the ultimate "it's me, not you" breakup.

It was a lot of things.

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