Peyton Manning

When Peyton Manning left the Indianapolis Colts four years ago, history suggested his second act would flop. When franchise cornerstones continued their careers elsewhere rather than retiring, the results were often cruel: Willie Mays with the Mets, Johnny Unitas with the Chargers and Hakeem Olajuwon with the Raptors.

But by winning the Super Bowl with Denver, Manning became a rarity, like Raymond Bourque, who left the Bruins after 21 seasons and won a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche. (Must be the mountain air.)

Joe Montana (Chiefs) and Brett Favre (Vikings) each advanced to the conference championship game once with their new teams, but Manning was able to reach the Super Bowl twice with the Broncos, winning it in February against Carolina.

Here are nearly two dozen athletes who just look completely wrong in a certain uniform, like Patrick Ewing with the Orlando Magic:

Franchise Cornerstones Ending Career In Strange Uniforms

As stipulated when we first compiled this list in 2012, Michael Jordan as a Wizard and Guy Lafleur as a Ranger and Nordique didn't qualify because they actually retired for a few seasons before deciding to make a comeback.

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