Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons from 1998–2011. He is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and an elder brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Manning played college football at the University of Tennessee, leading the Volunteers to the 1997 SEC Championship in his senior season. He was chosen by the Indianapolis Colts with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. From 1998 to 2010, he led the Colts to eight (seven AFC South and one AFC East) division championships, two AFC championships, and to a Super Bowl championship (Super Bowl XLI). He has won a record four league most valuable player awards, was the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLI, has been named to eleven Pro Bowls, has eleven 4,000-yard passing seasons (including a record six straight), and is the Indianapolis Colts' all-time leader in passing yards (54,828) and touchdown passes (399). In 2009, he was named the best player in the NFL and Fox Sports along with Sports Illustrated named him the NFL player of the decade of the 2000s.

In May 2011, he underwent neck surgery to alleviate neck pain and arm weakness he dealt with during the previous few seasons before signing a five-year, $90 million contract extension with the Colts in July 2011. Manning had hoped to play in the 2011 season, but in September 2011, he underwent a much more serious second surgery: a level one cervical fusion procedure. Manning had never missed an NFL game in his career, but was forced to miss the entire 2011 season. He was released by the Colts on March 7, 2012, and after an almost two-week period where he visited with and worked out for several NFL teams, he signed with the Denver Broncos on March 20, 2012.

Manning's pre-snap routine is one of the most recognizable and parodied in the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts' almost exclusive use of the hurry-up offense led to Manning using an array of gestures and verbal commands to call the play at the line of scrimmage rather than in the huddle.

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... Norm Van Brocklin 2. 157.6 81.8% 21.4% 17.8 527 Player Phil Simms 1984 Peyton Manning 2005 Joe Namath 1972 Joe Namath 1972 Warren Moon 3. 152.8 81.3% 20.7% 15.6 527 Player ... Tittle 1962 Peyton Manning 2001 Dan Marino 6. 147.8 80.4% 16.7% 14.50 520 Player Donovan McNabb 2004 Neil Lomax 1984 Sammy Baugh 1948 Boomer Esiason 1986 George ...
Cam Newton - Professional Career - Carolina Panthers (2011–present) - 2011 Season: Rookie Season
... His 422 passing yards broke Peyton Manning's rookie record for most passing yards on opening day ... quarterback to pass for over 3,000 yards in his first season, joining Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, and Sam Bradford ... In the process, he broke Peyton Manning's record of 3,739 yards passing for a rookie ...
Colts–Patriots Rivalry - Notable Games
... September 19, 1999 Peyton Manning made his second career trip to Foxborough and led the Colts to a 28-7 halftime lead ... It was the first for Manning over New England after three straight losses and the first win over the Patriots for the Manning family (Peyton's dad Archie was 0-3 lifetime against the Patriots ... The Colts were defeated 44-13 as Peyton Manning threw three interceptions, two returned for touchdowns ...
Sam Bradford - Professional Career - St. Louis Rams - 2010: Rookie Success
... an NFL record—held by Dan Marino (1983), Peyton Manning (1998), and Ben Roethlisberger (2004)—for over that span by a rookie since the AFL–NFL merger in 1970 ... On December 26, Bradford surpassed Peyton Manning's record for most completed passes by an NFL rookie quarterback (326). 354 completions out of 590 attempts, surpassing Manning's record of 575 for most attempts by an NFL rookie quarterback ...

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