Peyton Manning is an NFL quarterback currently on the Denver Broncos. He won Super Bowl XLI and is a five-time MVP winner. His brother, Eli, is the starting quarterback for the New York Giants.
The Indianapolis Colts selected Manning with the No. 1 pick in the 1998 draft out of Tennessee. He started every game as a rookie and led the league with 28 interceptions as the Colts went 3-13.
Manning made his first of 14 Pro Bowls in 1999 and led the Colts to the playoffs. He led the league with 4,413 passing yards and 33 touchdowns in 2000.
Manning was named NFL MVP in 2003 and won the first two playoff games of his career. His season ended with a loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game, as he threw four interceptions.
In 2004, Manning set an NFL record with 49 touchdown passes and was named MVP for the second straight season. His season ended with another loss to the Patriots in the AFC title game.
Manning and the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI after finally beating the Patriots in the AFC championship game. Manning threw for 247 yards and a touchdown en route to earning MVP honors.
He was named MVP in 2008 and 2009 as the Colts went 12-4 each season. Manning returned to the Super Bowl after the 2009 season, but lost to the New Orleans Saints, 31-17.
After undergoing neck surgery, Manning sat out the entire 2011 season. He was released by the Colts in March 2012.
Manning signed a five-year, $96 million contract with the Denver Broncos in March 2012. He threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns as the Broncos finished 13-3.
In 2013, he set NFL records with 55 touchdown passes and 5,477 passing yards en route to winning his fifth MVP award. The Broncos beat the Patriots in the AFC title game before losing to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.
During the 2014 season, Manning broke Brett Favre’s record of most career touchdown passes, with 509. He finished the season with 530 career touchdown passes.
Manning and the Broncos lost to the Colts in the divisional round of the 2014 playoffs. He reportedly played the final month of the season with a torn quad.