When the Indianapolis Colts selected Peyton Manning, first overall in 1998, they only hoped he’d be as good as projected, but he went on to exceed everyone’s expectations. He played 14 of his 18 year career with the Colts and managed to win Super Bowl XLI in that time. Manning made his second Super Bowl appearance in 2009 but lost to the New Orleans Saints. In 2011, he fell to injury and missed the entire season. The Colts finished last place and went on to draft Quarterback Andrew Luck, marking the end of Manning’s time as a Colt.
In 2012, Manning made his first appearance with his new team, the Denver Broncos. Manning led the Broncos to the the Super Bowl in 2013 but lost to Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Manning made his final Super Bowl appearance this past season beating Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers to earn his second Super Bowl championship.
The 2 time Super Bowl winning quarterback was also named MVP of the league on 5 occasions (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2013). He holds the records for the most all time passing yards (71940 yards) and the most all time touchdowns thrown (539). He retires as arguably the best quarterback of all time and his legacy will live on fo+rever.