Will Broncos' Peyton Manning Surpass Brett Favre in Wins?

By Craig Moir
Bob Donnan-US Presswire

Peyton Manning for so long has been seen as one of the greatest regular-season NFL QBs of all time.  The Denver Broncos leader is now tied with Miami Dolphins great Dan Marino with 147 wins and guess who is next on the list: that’s right, John Elway.

If that is not poetic justice, then I don’t know what is.  Elway wooed Manning to come to the Mile High city and would be thrilled if #18 surpassed him on the all-time list.  Today, against the San Diego Chargers, Manning has the opportunity to tie the 148 win mark.

That only leaves one more mark for Manning to hit: Brett Favre, who sits at 186.  This may seem like a daunting task, but the way Elway has set up this Broncos team for the next few years, it is a good possibility.  If the Broncos finish 12-4 this year, then Manning will be at the 153 mark.  That would leave Manning to need just to average 11 wins over the next three years to tie Favre.

The way Manning looks this year, it is safe to say that at the age of thirty-six, he may have those three years left in him.  He is not showing the signs of slowing down, even after four next surgeries that left him out of the 2011 season.  I do believe it would be safe to say that if Manning does reach the mark, then it would be a good possibility that the Broncos will be able to garner at least one championship from this experiment.

That is all Broncos fans want to see.  Forget about the wins lead, or averaging 11 win a year.  It is all about giving the team the best chance to win a Super Bowl, and that is what gives the fans hope. For today, it is all about beating the Chargers and building a three game lead in the AFC West.  All other personal achievements will fall into place.


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