Oct. 19 marked a significant achievement in the world of sports. Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s the all-time touchdown passing record. As a Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Favre set the record number at 509 in 2010. When Manning went into the game this past Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, he was very close to obtaining and ultimately shattering the record. Manning threw for 4 touchdowns to break the record.
He is sure to be a Hall-of-Famer in the future years. He has played for two separate teams and has experienced success with both teams. His career began as an Indianapolis Colt player. He started his rookie career back in 1998 and came into the league confident. He showed why he was going to be a top NFL quarterback for years to come.
Manning spent 13 years with the Colts and had an average of 34 touchdowns per season. Based on stats, he was on pace to break the record with the team. He could have broken the record sooner, but 2011 was his last year as a Colt on the Injured Reserve list due to an injury. Back in 2011, Peyton Manning watched as his team finished the year 2-14 after seeing his team start 0-13 for the year.
The year after Manning left the Colts, he was picked up by the Denver Broncos. He looked to continue to build his legacy and career by focusing on winning another Super bowl. While in pursuit of getting to the Super bowl, he continued to throw the ball well; completing 69 percent of his passes the last three years.
In 2013, Manning threw a record of 55 touchdowns for the entire season, and in 2012 he passed for 37 touchdowns. This year Manning has thrown for 22 touchdowns and has continued to break most touchdown passes in National Football League (NFL) history.
Most experts in the game say that Manning is an elite quarterback. He has broken many records and continues to be a successful. He looks to continue to improve his performance on the field and win a second Super Bowl in his career. Brett Favre is quoted on social media saying, “Well deserved Peyton. Congratulations on breaking the record.” Manning says, “Throwing touchdowns is part of playing the quarterback position, and I look to help my team win games.”