Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson penned a heartfelt open-letter to Peyton Manning Monday, one day after the Denver Broncos quarterback led his team to a victory in Super Bowl 50.

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to throw the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during their game at Qwest Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Credit: Getty Images

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to throw the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during their game at Qwest Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Credit: Getty Images

Wilson’s letter to Manning was posted as rumors continue to swirl that the legendary quarterback will retire after earning his record-breaking 200th career win in Sunday’s Super Bowl victory.

Here’s Wilson’s letter, posted on The Players’ Tribune:

From all the wins, to the few tough losses. From the 71,000 yards, to all the touchdowns, to the few interceptions.

From all the meetings, to all the hard practices, to all the film, to all the blood, sweat and tears.

From all the Pro Bowls, to the handful of MVPs, to the two Lombardi trophies. From all the teammates, to all the opponents, to all the fans.

From the blue and white, to the blue and orange …

Sheriff,

If this is it, there’s one moment I won’t forget.

10th grade. Louisiana. At your quarterback camp.

Image source: The Players' Tribune

Image source: The Players’ Tribune

You inspired the kid in the green shirt.

You inspired me to work hard. To be disciplined. To be respectful. To take notes.

You inspired me to love the process. To love the sweat. To love the tears.

But most of all …

You inspired me to love the game.

Thanks, Peyton.

If this is it,

Thanks.

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