Peyton Manning is a surefire Hall of Famer to everyone but this man.
Apparently five MVP awards and seven All-Pros weren’t nearly enough to convince at least one person of his Hall of Fame credentials. Manning played in 17 NFL seasons, throwing for 71,490 yards and 539 touchdowns. The NFL legend set a number of records that still stands a half-decade after his retirement.
Manning will go in on his first try, to the surprise of no one. He was a universally beloved figure to anyone outside of New England, and finally won the first of two Super Bowls in 2007. He’d win another with the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers.
Manning is the second-best quarterback of his generation, minus Tom Brady
Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson will join the likes of cornerback Eric Allen, defensive end Jared Allen, tackle Willie Anderson, cornerback Ronde Barber, linebacker Cornelius Bennett, tackle Tony Boselli, safety LeRoy Butler, guard Alan Faneca, safety Rodney Harrison, wide receiver Torry Holt, safety John Lynch, linebacker Clay Matthews Jr., linebacker Sam Mills, defensive lineman Richard Seymour, wide receiver/special-teamer Steve Tasker, running back Fred Taylor, linebacker Zach Thomas, wide receiver Hines Ward, wide receiver Reggie Wayne, linebacker Patrick Willis, safety Darren Woodson and defensive tackle Bryant Young. That’s a long list of former star players ready to be enshrined in football immortality.
Manning is the most notable, however, given his notoriety both during and after his playing days. Peyton is still sought after as a broadcaster, but he’s remained relevant in both a commercial setting and with his television show on ESPN, “Peyton’s Places”.
Nearly every universally-renowned sports opinion has someone on the opposite side. While it’s surprising this wasn’t a troll in itself, Manning won’t bat an eye on his way to Canton.