Peyton Manning: To Break All-Time Passing Yards Record


Peyton Manning sits two yards short of breaking Brett Favre‘s All-Time passing yards record heading into week 10 against the Chiefs.

The Indianapolis Colts selected Peyton Manning with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft; however, they had no idea he would become one of the greatest (if not the greatest) quarterback in the history of the game. Peyton Manning began his career with the Indianapolis Colts, and in his rookie season with the team, he led them to a 3-13 record. Furthermore, he threw a league-high 28 interceptions in his rookie season to go with 26 touchdowns.

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Despite a tough rookie season, Peyton Manning turned his performances around in just one season, cutting his interception total from 28 in 1998 to 15 in 1999. He led his team to a 13-3 record and was selected to his first Pro Bowl. During his 14-year career with the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning earned 11 Pro Bowl selections and five First-Team All-Pro nominations. Also, during his time with the Colts, he led the NFL in pretty much every significant passing category at some time or another.

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In Peyton Manning’s rookie season, he led the NFL in passing attempts (575) and interceptions (28). In 2000, he passed for a league-high 4413 yards, recorded the most completions (357), and led the league in touchdowns (33). It was not until 2003 that Manning entered the league-leader conversation again, leading the NFL in completions (379), completion percentage (67%), and passing yards (4267). Following the 2003 season, Manning threw for an eye-popping 49 touchdowns, which led the NFL. Manning would lead the NFL in touchdowns one more time while a member of the Colts (2006).

After neck surgery in 2011 that caused him to miss the entire season, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts severed ties. Manning decided to sign with the Denver Broncos, and in his first season with the Broncos, he led the NFL in completion percentage (68.6). Manning earned another Pro Bowl selection and First-Team All-Pro nomination. In 2013, Peyton Manning put together his best year of his career, leading the NFL in four statistical categories: completions (450), passing attempts (659), passing yards (5477), and touchdowns (55). That season, he brought the Broncos to the Super Bowl, but they lost to the Seattle Seahawks. Without much surprise, he earned Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro selections.

Peyton Manning holds a ton of records to his name, and if he passes for two more yards on Sunday, he adds another record to the laundry list. Currently, Manning holds the record for most passing touchdowns, most touchdowns in a season (55), most passing yards in a season (5477), and he is tied for most passing touchdowns in a game (7). There are plenty of other more obscure records that Manning holds, but those are some of the most monumental. Brett Favre currently holds the record for most passing yards in a career, but Manning is sure to overtake the future Hall of Fame quarterback on Sunday against the Chiefs.

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Peyton Manning is a future first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterback, and he may go down as the best to every play the game. Despite only having one Super Bowl ring, his accomplishments overshadow the Super Bowl wins. Also, do not rule out the Denver Broncos returning to the Super Bowl this season, but the defense will be the reason backing their playoff push, not Peyton. Peyton currently leads the NFL in interceptions in 2015, and he looks to be entering the twilight of his career. Look for Peyton Manning to break the All-Time passing yards record on Sunday against the Chiefs. You are watching history before your eyes.