Tom Brady to Peyton Manning: 'You changed the game forever'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted the following message to Peyton Manning with news of Manning's retirement:

Congratulations Peyton, on an incredible career. You changed the game forever and made everyone around you better. It's been an honor.

Posted by Tom Brady on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Brady and Manning are close friends, with Brady having previously shared his thoughts directly with Manning. The Facebook post brings those thoughts to the public forum.