Gatorade Honors Peyton Manning’s Retirement with Series of Videos

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    It’s been nearly two months since Peyton Manning has retired from the NFL, but the praise and honors are still coming in for the future Hall of Famer.

    Gatorade released a series of short videos on Youtube on Thursday called “Dear Peyton” dedicated to Peyton retiring from the NFL and the hand-written letters he wrote teammates, coaches, and other athletes during his time in the league. Featured in the videos are his former coach Tony Dungy, former teammate Jeff Saturday, brother Eli Manning, former New York Yankee Derek Jeter, and many more.

    Here is the first video in the series, an overview of the whole series:

    The next is one is from former NFL quarterback and ESPN analysts Chris Mortensen, who is currently battling cancer:

    Another one is from Pam Frenzel, a mother who lost her son. But before that, her son received treatment at Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis:

    Two of Peyton’s former coaches, Tony Dungy and former Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe, are featured in the next one:

    The next video features his father, Archie, and his brother, Eli:

    Peyton also dropped in some notes to his teammates, such as Demaryius Thomas, former Broncos and Colts wide receiver Brandon Stokley and former Colts center Jeff Saturday:

    And the last video features the first ever recipient of the PeyBack Foundation Scholarship, Brandon Washington:

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.