Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Manning holds the record for most NFL MVP awardswith four. He was drafted by the Colts as the first overall pick in 1998 after a standout college football career with the Tennessee Volunteers. He is the son of former NFL quarterback ArchieManning and the older brother of current New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Manning holds NFL records for consecutive seasons with 4,000 or more yards passing (6) and the most total seasons with4,000 or more yards passing in a career (11). Manning holds the sixth highest career passer rating (94.9) in NFL history and is the all-time Colts franchise leader in career wins, career passingyards, pass attempts, pass completions, and passing touchdowns. In 2009, he was listed by The Sporting News as the No. 1 player in the NFL. The same year, Fox Sports named him player of thedecade. Since the Colts drafted Manning in 1998, the team has the highest conversion rate on 3rd down (44.6%) and 4th down (61.1%) plays in the NFL. While leading the Colts to their Super Bowl XLIvictory in 2007, Manning helped the team to an NFL record by converting 56.1% of its 3rd downs.
An extremely marketable player outside of football, Manning has appeared in numerous commercials, wasfeatured on the covers of the NFL Fever games for the Xbox, hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, and guest-voiced on The Simpsons, along with his brothers, Eli and Cooper.
Manning'spre-snap routine has become one of the most recognizable scenes in the NFL. Prior to each play in a football game, the offensive team generally huddles; however, Manning and the Colts almost alwaysskip the huddle, instead using a hurry-up offense with numerous audibles at the line of scrimmage. In 2010, he was named the eighth best player in NFL history, according to the NFL's top 100...
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