15 Big-Name NFL Players Who Need to Retire Now

NFL legend Peyton Manning raises the Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl 50 | Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The NFL saw the legendary Peyton Manning retire in 2016 | Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Few players are fortunate enough to have long-lasting careers in the NFL. And an even smaller number of players are privileged enough to retire on their own terms.

Within the last year, the NFL saw four legendary players who are surefire Hall of Famers (quarterback Peyton Manning, defensive back Charles Woodson, wide receiver Calvin Johnson, and defensive end Jared Allenand a handful of potential Hall of Famers (running back Marshawn Lynch, offensive guard Logan Mankins, and defensive end Justin Tuck) ride off into the sunset.

All of the aforementioned players wisely listened to their bodies and walked away from the game with their respective reputations fully in tact. As we approach the 2016 NFL postseason, these 15 players should follow suit and retire this coming offseason.