Peyton Manning hasn’t said definitively that Super Bowl 50 will be his final game in the NFL, but the Denver Broncos quarterback was “very emotional” as he addressed the team Saturday night.

“Both [Manning and DeMarcus Ware] were were very emotional and near tears. Peyton told a few jokes to lighten the mood, but then he got very emotional,” Broncos president Joe Ellis told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. “And so did DeMarcus. The room was silent. It was a very emotional gathering.”

Manning did not, however, say that Sunday would be his last rodeo, but a source told Paolantonio that it was implied.

In an interview with ESPN’s Tom Jackson, Manning, who turns 40 next month, hinted that Sunday could be his last game. “I’m a realist. This could be it,” he said. “I’m very aware of that.”

He couldn’t help but be, after a season that he seemed to be enduring rather than enjoying. He battled plantar fasciitis, declining skills, the humiliation of being replaced by Brock Osweiler and a shocking HGH report only to recover and regain his job. Still, it was a sobering season for a superstar. If he has the chance to walk away on top, either with a win or merely a trip to the Super Bowl, who can blame him?