NFL all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns has announced his retirement. Peyton, attended Tennessee, was the 1st pick in the draft back in 1998 by the Colts, and has had one of the best careers for a quarterback. In mondays press conference he officially called it quits after his 18 year tenure. He fought off the tears and said….
“There’s something about 18 years. 18 is a good number”
This number means so much too him, as he’s kept the same number since college. This was the perfect year to retire for Peyton, not only is it his lucky number 18 , but because of the broncos going into SuperBowl 50 as underdogs, but still pulling off the win. Whats better than finishing out on top? The amount of awards and achievements he has won is astronomical, heres a list of all of them.
5x NFL MVP (2003 , 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013)
2x NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2004, 2013)
Best NFL Player ESPY Award(2004, 2005)
14× Pro Bowl (1999–2000, 2002–2010, 2012–2014)
7× First-team All-Pro (2003–2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)
3× Second-team All-Pro (1999, 2000, 2006)
3× Bert Bell Award (2003, 2004, 2013)
8× AFC Offensive Player of the Year Awards (1999, 2003–2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)
1998 NFL All-Rookie First Team
2004 Fedex Express Player of the Year
Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award(2005,2014)
2005 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
2005 Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award
2005 Pro Bowl MVP
2007 Super Bowl MVP
2007 Best Championship Performance ESPY Award
2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
The NFL is truly losing one of the best to ever do it today. Congratulations though to Peyton Manning for putting on a show every Sunday for 18 years, and I’m positive one day he’ll be in the Hall of Fame.