After 16 seasons and two Super Bowl titles, New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning is retiring from the NFL, the team announced Wednesday.
Manning, 39, attended the University of Mississippi and was the No.1 overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft by the then-San Diego Chargers. After refusing to play for the Chargers, Manning was traded to the New York Giants for the No. 4 overall pick.
The crowning achievements of Manning's career came when he defeated Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. He was the recipient of the MVP award in both title games.
Manning holds the Giants' franchise record with 57,023 passing yards and 366 touchdowns.
The Giants and Manning will officially announce his retirement on Friday.
Read the Giants' full statement here.