What, two Super Bowls? Manning had an impressive 18-year career as the Colts' (1998-2011) and Denver Broncos' (2012-15) starting quarterback, winning two Super Bowls and defeating each of the current 32 NFL organizations. He was named MVP both times he played.
Manning passed for more than 10,000 yards during his career and helped lead the Colts to the playoffs all but one season. He is also one of only three quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 20 touchdown passes and zero interceptions in a season (the other two are Brett Favre and Dan Marino).
During his two seasons with the Broncos, Manning led them to victory in the Super Bowl after the 2015 season. He finished his career with more than 60 victories across all levels of football: college, the NFL, and the Canadian Football League. That's equivalent to almost half of all NFL teams.
Manning announced his retirement on April 23, 2016. He ended his career with more than 200 touchdowns thrown and no interceptions while being selected to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000s.
After spending the first nine years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts, Manning joined the Denver Broncos in 2012. In his first season with the Broncos, he helped lead them to their first Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers.
Peyton Manning has won the Super Bowl two times. His first Super Bowl triumph came in 2007 with the Indianapolis Colts, as he guided the squad to a 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears. He was chosen MVP for his efforts, making him the franchise's first MVP. Two years later, he led the Denver Broncos to their first Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. This time, he was not selected as MVP.
Manning's father, Archie, also played quarterback for the Colts. He went on to have a successful career as a coach and manager on and off the field.
Archie Manning began his coaching career in 1975 as a graduate assistant at Purdue University. The following year, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach before being named the team's full-time coordinator in 1977. In 1979, he joined the staff of his son Peyton at Columbia University as an offensive consultant. When Peyton decided to turn pro, the Colts hired Archie to be their head coach. They fired him after one season, but they brought him back as a senior advisor/quality control coach after hiring Jim Mora in 2009. Archie left the team again after three seasons to take over the Mississippi Rebels football program.
Peyton Manning Sr. is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Rebels.
There are several similarities between Archie and Peyton Manning. Both were very intelligent players who achieved success early in their careers.
Despite his lack of postseason success, Manning eventually won two Super Bowls, Super Bowl XLI and Super Bowl 50, and was awarded MVP in the latter. He is only the third player in NFL history to win multiple Super Bowls, joining Joe Montana and Roger Staubach.
Manning's victory in Super Bowl 50 made him the first quarterback to win three Super Bowls. The last time a quarterback completed a triple-super bowl season was 1972 when Terry Bradshaw led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a record setting six wins straight to end the regular season and claim their third championship in four years.
He has also been named MVP in each of his five seasons with the Denver Broncos. No other player has more than two MVP awards.
Manning currently plays for the Denver Broncos and he is expected to be one of the top candidates for the NFL's Most Valuable Player award this year. He will need some help from his teammates though; since his arrival in Denver in 2012, all of his MVP awards have come when playing with new players. In 2013, he played behind left tackle in place of Chris Kuper who was out with an injury. That year, Manning received 43 votes from members of the media who selected finalists for the award.