Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Timeline of Peyton Manning, a retired American football quarterback renowned for his remarkable career in the NFL, primarily with the Indianapolis Colts and later the Denver Broncos. Known for his exceptional football IQ, leadership skills, and numerous records, Manning is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.


March 24, 1976


New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Retired American football quarterback


University of Tennessee, where he played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers
24 March 1976

Birth of Peyton Manning

Peyton Williams Manning was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Archie Manning, a former NFL quarterback, and Olivia Williams Manning. He was born into a family known for its football legacy.

18 April 1998

Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts

Peyton Manning was selected by the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. His selection began a prolific career in professional American football.

04 February 2007

First Super Bowl Victory with Indianapolis Colts

Peyton Manning led the Indianapolis Colts to victory in Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears. He was also named the game's Most Valuable Player, solidifying his reputation as one of the great quarterbacks.

07 September 2011

Neck Surgery and Missed Season

Manning underwent neck surgery, which led to him missing the entire 2011 NFL season. This would eventually end his tenure with the Indianapolis Colts as the team sought to rebuild with a new quarterback.

20 March 2012

Signing with the Denver Broncos

After recovering from his surgery and being released by the Colts, Peyton Manning signed with the Denver Broncos. This marked the beginning of a successful final chapter in his career.

05 September 2013

NFL Record-tying Seven Touchdown Passes in a Game

Manning tied an NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes in a single game, becoming one of only six quarterbacks to achieve this feat, during the Broncos' season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

19 October 2014

Breaking Brett Favre's Career Touchdown Record

Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's all-time touchdown pass record of 508, securing his place as one of the most prolific touchdown passers in NFL history.

07 February 2016

Second Super Bowl Victory with Denver Broncos

Manning won his second Super Bowl, Super Bowl 50, with the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers. He became the first starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. He also became the oldest starting quarterback to both play in and win a Super Bowl at the age of 39.

07 March 2016

Retirement from the NFL

After an 18-year career in the NFL, Peyton Manning announced his retirement from professional football. He finished his career with numerous records and accolades.

08 August 2021

Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Peyton Manning was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. This honor was bestowed upon him in his first year of eligibility.

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