The Arizona Cardinals' top defensive player paid the ultimate tribute to Peyton Manning, who announced his retirement Monday.
Cards cornerback and five-time Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson showed an incredible amount of respect toward one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game with this Instagram post on Monday morning.
Peterson, who named his daughter after the five-time NFL MVP, wrote the following.
It's bitter sweet to say goodbye to you Peyton! You made such a big impression on my life. So much so, that we named our first born after you. Selfishly, I'm mad I didn't get to live out my dream of picking you off for a TD in the Super Bowl, but, I will take with me the memories growing up watching you pick apart defenses and making all of our heads spin with your pre snap adjustments. All with Class! So Thank You. Most importantly Thank You for showing me that to be successful in the NFL, preparation and being humble must come first! #ThanksSherriff #PeytonManning #GameChanger #18Years