Manning was the first overall pick in 1998, and spent 14 seasons in Indianapolis before going to Denver for the last four years of his career (ironically, he made the announcement he was leaving Indianapolis exactly five years ago today).
He’s a five-time MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion, including one Super Bowl MVP. He threw 539 touchdowns in his career — and 399 of them in were in a Colts jersey, making him the leader in franchise history. He’s the only starting quarterback to have won a Super Bowl with two different teams.
Manning retires with five quarterback records: career passing yards, passing yards in one season, passing TDs in one season, career passing TDs, and regular season wins (he shares that one with Brett Favre).
9/6/1998: First TD pass
1/24/2016: Final TD pass
In between? Only 537 Peyton Manning touchdown tosses. https://t.co/Ew6unmKmYZ
— NFL (@NFL) March 7, 2016
NFL stars pay tribute to the Sheriff, Peyton Manninghttps://t.co/ZPJL1hPWZP
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 7, 2016
He entered a first overall pick & exits a 2x Super Bowl champion.
We take a trip through No. 18’s 18-year career. https://t.co/zV0R18mLlJ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 7, 2016
— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 7, 2016
Peyton Manning has a LOT of records to his name: pic.twitter.com/tFGOviNhrz
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 7, 2016