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Peyton Manning Calls it a Career

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Peyton Manning closed the book on his storied career last week, leaving behind one of the most prominent legacies in NFL history. The quarterback finished his 18-year career with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos with victories in Super Bowls XLI and 50, five NFL MVP awards and 14 Pro Bowl selections. Manning holds the record for both career passing yards (71,

940) and touchdown passes (539). 

Manning's legacy is solidified as one of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks and players of all time. After a prolific collegiate career at the University of Tennessee, Indianapolis selected manning with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. After multiple years of regular season success but relative struggles in the postseason, Manning became a Super Bowl champion in the 2006 season, with his Colts defeating the Chicago Bears 29-17. 

After multiple neck surgeries and missing the entire 2011 season, Manning signed with the Denver Broncos before the 2012 season. In 2013, Manning had his best regular season, and arguably the best regular season ever by a quarterback, breaking the single season record for passing yards and touchdowns in a season. In 2014, Manning broke the record for most career touchdown passes, surpassing Brett Favre with his 509th touchdown pass on Oct. 19. 

After dealing with injuries throughout the 2015 season, Manning started through the playoffs, eventually leading the Broncos to a Super Bowl 50 victory, and finished one of the best careers in NFL history with a championship.