Peyton Manning is one of the most prolific passers in NFL history. He is the first player to win the Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) on five different occasions. Before Andrew Luck ever set foot in Indianapolis, Peyton Manning was the man under center for the Colts.
Coming out of the University of Tennessee back in 1998, Manning was a “cannot miss” prospect in the 1998 NFL Draft. Manning would go on take the Colts to new heights, as the fierce rivalry between Peyton Manning and his counterpart Tom Brady began.
Before any of the top tier quarterbacks started to break records in the NFL, Manning was the one who started the trend first. On December 26, 2004; Manning broke Dan Marino’s single season record for touchdown passes in a season by tossing 49.
From that day on, he would break numerous league passing records as he and Tom Brady were on a collision course. Peyton Manning is one of the first quarterbacks that revolutionized the game in the 21st century. When Peyton hangs up his cleats for good, he will surely be missed.
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