Newton shared his thoughts on Manning -- as well as a picture of him hugging the five-time NFL MVP following a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 -- on Instagram.
It was posted shortly after Manning officially announced his retirement.
I am grateful to have shared the field in your LAST game but most importantly I am grateful to have mimicked a style you created to bring out the best in MË! And that style is/was mastering the art of: PREPARAT1ØN. You have changed this game in ways you will never no and I admire the man you are on and off the field. You set the bar H1GH....extremelyH1GH and knowing your family, I know that's just the norm. I came into this league gagging and still gagging my talents to this day off of the things that YOÜ have done and accomplished; because you are and you will FOREVER be the STANDARD! So long SHER1FF! #omahaOMAHA #1STpickGÄNG #iWmW -1OVE
Newton said Newton "couldn't have been nicer to me" when the two met at midfield after the Super Bowl. Manning called Newton "extremely humble"
Newton was equally humble in Monday's Instagram message, saying Manning created a style "to bring out the best in ME!"
Manning said in an interview with "Today" following the Super Bowl that Newton has a great future ahead of him.
"He'll be back in that game" Manning said. "I can promise ya."