Mastermind Manning

“I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me piece of mind.”
Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning is the only four-time Most Valuable Player in the history of the National Football League. He has led the Indianapolis Colts to nine straight playoff appearances, two Super Bowls and one Super Bowl victory.

Manning is an 11-time Pro Bowl selection and a five-time first team All Pro. He has thrown for more than 4,000 yards in a season 11 times.

Peyton was the number one pick in the1998 NFL Draft. His brother Eli is a quarterback for the New York Giants and their father Archie was the New Orleans Saints quarterback for 12 years.

This quote from Peyton Manning explains his dedication to his craft. A quarterback has to be able to make decisions quickly and Peyton’s diligence is a big key in making him  a great quarterback. Tuesdays during the football season is a day-off for the Colts players. They do not have to report to the team’s complex yet Peyton often is there for several hours doing due diligence.

In 1998, the Colts had the first pick in the NFL Draft. Whom do you take: Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf? Many people said that Leaf had more potential and the bigger upside. Fortunately for Indianapolis, Bill Polian and the Colts took Manning and history was made.

Peyton has made his presence felt off the field, too. His Peyback Foundation helps disadvantaged children. he has been involved in several other major charitable endeavors, as well.

It is impossible to put an exact dollar figure on what Peyton Manning has meant to the Indianapolis Colts franchise. Colts owner Jim Irsay is going to make him the highest paid player in the NFL.

Peyton has played professionally for 13 seasons and has been extremely durable. He should be able to play an elite level for several more years.

I am speaking for so many other people in Central Indiana when I say how fortunate we are that Peyton Manning has played his entire career in Indianapolis. There is no question in my mind that he is the greatest regular season quarterback in NFL history.

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