Aikman: This is it for Manning

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When Peyton Manning leaves the field at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, one former Super Bowl MVP and three-time championship quarterback thinks it'll be the final time Manning sees an NFL field as a player.

Troy Aikman, who of course led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl titles in four years in the early 1990s, said on 1310 The Ticket Thursday that he thinks this is it for the future Hall of Fame quarterback who leads the all-time list in just about every passing category possible.

Manning hasn't commented on his future, but reports surfaced after the AFC title game that he told New England head coach Bill Belichick this is his "last rodeo" in their postgame embrace. That has led to all kinds of speculation that Manning has tried his best to divert.

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Aikman said Manning will play well in the game, something he didn't do in his last Super Bowl appearance two years ago against Seattle, but he simply can't make all the throws he used to make on a regular basis and will have to rely more on his defense like he did in the Broncos' win over the Patriots and the much more capable Tom Brady.

Reports came out on Wednesday that the Los Angeles Rams are trying to lure Manning to be their quarterback next year, but at this point, that seems like a far-fetched idea.

Are we set to watch the final game of one of the best quarterbacks of all time? Most likely so, but either way we should have an answer soon.

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