Peyton Manning has provided us with some incredible moments during his 18-year career as quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, and most recently for the Denver Broncos. Click here for the five-time MVP’s most memorable plays.
He’s hinted that he may retire after Super Bowl 50, but Peyton Manning, 39, could still have enough in the tank to go on for one more year. But looking back at his legacy, Peyton has provided us with some exciting plays over the years during his 18-year career with the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. If he does call it quits, fans will remember these special moments.
Nov. 15, 1998
In his rookie season in 1998 for the Colts, Peyton passed for 3,739 yards, helping his team score 26 touchdowns and set 5 different NFL rookie records, including most touchdown passes. In one memorable game against the NY Jets, Peyton announced himself to the world by throwing three touchdowns in a 24-23 win. It was the first, of many, game-winning drives that would define his career.
In the 2003 season, again with the Colts, Peyton earned his first MVP and one reason was because of THIS extraordinary moment. The Colts were down 31-10 in the third quarter to bitter rivals the New England Patriots. In the span of 6 minutes, Peyton sensationally threw three touchdown passes to tie the game. Sadly his team lost out 38-34 in the final minutes, but on that day a star was born.
Sept. 5, 2013
If time had caught up with Peyton by the time he moved to the Broncos, he certainly wasn’t showing any signs of wear and tear. In the opening game of the 2013-2014 season, Peyton became one of only 6 players in the history of the NFL to throw 7 touchdowns in a game. His demolition job was even more impressive considering it was against defending Super Bowl XLVII champions the Baltimore Ravens.
Oct. 19, 2014
A season later, Peyton broke yet more records with another stellar season. After starting the year in controversy for taunting D. J. Swearinger during a preseason game against the Houston Texans, which he was fined $8,268 for, he let his talent do the talking. He became one of only two quarterbacks in NFL history to beat all 32 teams after a win against his old team the Colts. Then, right before Halloween, he threw his 509th career touchdown pass to overtake Brett Favre as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns.
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