The NFL said goodbye to one of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game. The Peyton Manning legacy will forever be remembered in the NFL. Whether if it is for his impressive five-time MVP honors or his two-time Super Bowl championship.
Born in 1976, Manning is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. His father, Archie also played in the NFL along with his youngest brother Eli.
Manning was drafted into the NFL by the Indianapolis Colts, in 1998. He played in the NFL for 18 years before retiring in 2016. The number 18 somehow just has a ring to it due to the fact it was Manning’s number on both the Colts and Denver Broncos.
The Colts retired his No.18 jersey. He won his first Super Bowl Championship ring with the Colts.
According to the NFL, in Manning’s final retirement speech he stated, “There’s something about 18 years, 18 is a good number, and today I retire from pro football.” This was all after winning Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos, on February 7, 2016.
Throughout Manning’s NFL career he broke numerous records. He holds the career passing touchdown record of 539, the most passing yards at 71,940, a single season touchdown record of 55, and many more. Along with all these outstanding record breakers, the Hall of Famer holds the record for the most MVPs in NFL history, at five winning honors for 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2013.
For Manning to end his career with a Super Bowl title, was the perfect way for his legacy to be remembered. Although Manning will always be remembered by all football fans, his exciting skills as a pro football player will be missed. It is safe to say that Manning went out with a bang!
By A. Jonathan Seabrook
Edited by Jeanette Smith
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