Manning entered Sunday only three yards shy of the record mark. He became the all-time passing yards leader on a four-yard completion to Ronnie Hillman in the first quarter of the Broncos’ game against the Chiefs. The throw brought Manning to 71,840 passing yards in his career.
Officials halted the game after the pass, allowing teammates to congratulate Manning while a prepared tribute aired on the videoboard. The ball used during the pass will be sent to the Hall of Fame.
Manning is in his fourth season with the Broncos. He spent the first 14 years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. The former No. 1 overall pick passed longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre to set the record Sunday.
Manning, the Super Bowl XLI MVP, is also the NFL’s all-time leader in career touchdown passes and career wins as a starting quarterback. He owns the single-season record for touchdown passes with 55 and passing yards with 5,477.
Other Manning accomplishments include most seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards, five MVP awards and 14 Pro Bowl appearances.
- Rohan Nadkarni