Unsurprisingly, Peyton Manning is one of 15 finalists for an induction into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2021.
The name of the former great quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos was the first revealed by the leaders of the Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.
Five times named MVP, a feat unmatched in National Football League history, Manning is one of the most prolific passer in NFL history.
In 18 professional seasons, including 265 starter games out of 266 after being the first player claimed in the 1998 draft, Manning had 14 campaigns where he passed the 4,000-yard line. .
When he retired after leading the Broncos to a Super Bowl conquest on February 7, 2016, Manning held the records for most career passing yards (71,940), most. career touchdown passes (539) and the number of consecutive seasons with at least 25 touchdown passes (13).
He won 201 games, including the playoffs, and guided the Colts to a Super Bowl triumph on February 4, 2007. He also appeared in the final games of the 2009 and 2013 seasons and was named seven times to the NFL All-Star Team.
Reggie Wayne, a former wide receiver who helped Manning’s exploits with the Colts, is also in the finalist squad, as are Calvin Johnson and Torry Holt, two other former wide receivers.
The list of finalists includes four defensive backs, two defensive linemen, three linebackers and two offensive linemen.