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Should Peyton Manning retire? Take our poll

Seems like kind of a silly question. Peyton Manning has two Super Bowl rings and five NFL MVP awards. He's passed for more yards (71,940) and more touchdowns (539) than anyone in league history. But he is going to be 40 next month and his playing ability clearly isn't close to what it used to be....

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