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Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning - #18 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 03/24/1976
Birthplace New Orleans, LA
College Tennessee
Years played 16
Drafted 1998, 1st round, 1st pick by Colts


Rating Yds TD
105.8 4659 37

Colts new head coach Pagano will have to learn on the fly

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 7 p.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay bucked conventional wisdom, following up the hiring of first-time GM Ryan Grigson with new head coach Chuck Pagano, who enters his first head-coaching position.

Manning trying to cope with Colts' transition

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning still intends to play football. He's also no fan of the Colts' big offseason overhaul that included the firing of coach Jim Caldwell and other execs.

Report: Miami may pursue Manning

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The Dolphins are seeking a franchise QB, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and may pursue Peyton Manning if he becomes a free agent.

Colts looking beyond 2012 with Caldwell firing

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Colts' decision on Tuesday to relieve head coach Jim Caldwell of his duties was less about 2-14 and more about him not being the guy to develop Stanford QB Andrew Luck.

Tebow: Most popular active professional athlete, according to ESPN

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Whether the statistics back it up or not, Tim Tebow is the most popular professional athlete in the US, according to the ESPN Sports Poll.

Colts new GM Grigson facing myriad of tough decisions

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The Colts on Wednesday hired former Eagles director of player personnel Ryan Grigson. His first few months on the job could radically alter the franchise. 

Like with Unitas, Colts must move past Manning

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Once upon a time the Colts had to move on from Johnny Unitas. It is now time to do the same with Peyton Manning, writes columnist Ron Borges.

Could Caldwell be back with Colts in 2012?

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
While most assume Colts head coach Jim Caldwell will be out once a new GM is hired, don't be so sure.

Expect Redskins to aggressively seek new quarterback

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 4:16 a.m. ET
Our sources indicate that the Redskins, as has been their trademark under Daniel Snyder, will be bold in searching for their next quarterback.

Top 10 story lines of the 2012 offseason

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
With the new year beginning, we get a head start on looking at the most intriguing stories that are expected to play out in the months ahead.

Polian: Manning done for the year

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said on Sunday following the team's Week 15 victory that QB Peyton Manning will not play in the final two games of the 2011 season.

Report: Manning works out in pads

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning worked out with running backs and wide receivers with pads on for the first time this season, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.

Colts' Manning resumes throwing

Posted Dec. 14, 2011 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning, who has not taken a snap since undergoing his third neck surgery in 19 months in September has resumed throwing, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Luck and Manning both will be Colts in 2012

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, Colts QB Peyton Manning and Stanford QB Andrew Luck will both be in blue and white in 2012.

Archie Manning says son, Luck can coexist in Indy

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
One day after Archie Manning said he didn't think his son, Peyton, and Andrew Luck want to be on the same team, he backtracked, saying he thinks the two could work together fine.


Posted March 12, 2013
Manning will be the Broncos quarterback through at least 2014. The four-time Most Valuable Player's contract called for a guaranteed salary of $20 million in 2013 and 2014 if he was on the Denver roster Tuesday, which marks the start of the new league year. The final two years of his contract - 2015 and 2016 - are worth $19 million each, but are not guaranteed.||||||| Coming off multiple neck operations, Manning threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns last season and was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He turns 37 on March 24.
Posted Feb. 21, 2013
John Fox has some bad news for the other 31 NFL teams: Peyton Manning could be even better in 2013. Fox says a year ago the Broncos were doing homework on Manning. They saw a dramatic improvement in Manning's workouts last offseason at Duke, and then with the quarterback's passing in the second half of the 2012 season. Manning led Denver to the AFC's best record, 13-3.||||||| The Denver coach says Thursday at the league's annual scouting combine that with another offseason to heal and to fine-tune his comfort with Denver's offense, the four-time MVP and reigning Comeback Player of the Year could have a more impressive second season in the Mile High City.
Posted Feb. 02, 2013
Manning's stunning return from four neck surgeries has netted him The Associated Press 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.||||||| The four-time league MVP guided the Broncos to the AFC's best record, 13-3, in his first season in Denver. Before sitting out 2011, Manning had never missed a start in his first 13 seasons with Indianapolis. Manning received 31 1-2 votes Saturday from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. He easily beat Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who got 17 1-2 votes after his comeback from major knee surgery.
Posted Jan. 03, 2013
Manning tied yet another NFL record Thursday, this one held by Tom Brady, when he won his sixth career Offensive Player of the Month award. Manning joined Kurt Warner (2001) as the only players with 10 TDs, 1,300 yards, a 70 percent completion percentage and five wins in December as the Broncos (13-3) captured the top seed in the AFC playoffs.||||||| He did it while wearing a glove on his throwing hand for the first time in his career, testing it in home games against the Browns and Chiefs in preparation for cold weather in January. Manning said he's been "OK the past two weeks," but he's been more than that - his completion percentage was 5.8 points higher and his QB rating was 19.2 points better with the glove.
Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Manning, in search of his fifth MVP award and, yes, a second Super Bowl title, finished 23 for 29 for 304 yards, three scores and with a 144.8 passer rating on Sunday against the Chiefs.||||||| "I threw it OK today, I guess," said Manning, who finished the season with 4,659 yards, 37 touchdowns and a 105.8 passer rating, all second best in his 15-year career.