Peyton Manning the former Colt

The Indianapolis Colts have officially said good-bye to the Peyton Manning era.  The 14-year relationship ended after the Colts decided to release Manning rather than pay his $28-million salary for 2012.  Manning is now free to sign with any team in the NFL effective immediately.  Peyton Manning was the only quarterback to start for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998-2010 (208 games) until a neck injury sidelined him for the entire 2011 season.  What makes the Manning-Colts consecutive start streak even more impressive is to think that during that same period (1998-2010) the Chicago Bears used 17 different starting quarterbacks. The former #1 overall draft selection and future Hall of Fame inductee Manning leaves Indianapolis as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, it will be bizarre to see him lineup under center for a different organization.

Peyton Manning Career Statistics

Peyton Manning Colts Passing Records:

Games: 208
Wins: 141
Attempts: 7210
Completions: 4682
Cmp %: 64.9
Yards: 54,828
TD: 399
Rating 94.9

Tom Brady & Peyton Manning lead one of the 2000's best sports rivalries

Peyton Manning Accomplishments:

Super Bowl XLI MVP
2003 NFL AP MVP
2004 NFL AP MVP
2008 NFL AP MVP
2009 NFL AP MVP
11 Pro Bowl’s
19 playoff game appearances
2 Super Bowl appearances

Health pending, Peyton Manning enters free agency as one of the most sought after free agents in sports history.  Football fans looking for some excitement in the off-season won’t be disappointed as the Manning sweepstakes get underway.

 

 

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One thought on “Peyton Manning the former Colt

  1. Manning is one of the top 5 players of all time. He should have finished his career with Colts. I hope Andrew Luck sucks

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