But he got cut from the Colts is my point when a player is cut = fired.
He didn't choose to retire or leave as an FA(or even demand a trade). The Colts let him go. Like they did with so many other players before him and well after.
This isn't about whether he should've been cut or not.
Manning isn't going to put himself in a position where he doesn't decide when he can leave or not. If he took a broadcasting job he wouldn't have that choice compared to ownership.