Will Peyton Manning Be Remembered as a Bronco or a Colt?

By Robert Cooke
Peyton Manning
Matthew Emmons-USA Today Sports

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is living a legacy that will one day leave him as a legend.

With the anticipated Week 7 matchup this weekend between the Broncos and Indianapolis Colts it’s hard to picture Manning in another uniform after all the success he had as a Colt.

Despite all the hype around the Broncos high flying passing game, many forget Manning was a member of the Colts for 14 years. During his time in Indy he won a Super Bowl, shredded nearly every passing record in existence and lead the Colts to nine straight 10-win seasons, an NFL record.

The resume he built as the undisputed general for the Colts is what got him the job in Denver and the reason he was the single biggest free agent acquisition in the history of football.

He’s a surefire first ballot Hall of Famer and arguably the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL. His play has turned this Broncos organization around, as it did with the Colts.

Nobody owns more passing records than Manning does. As well as being the NFL’s all time leader in many passing statistics, he is the Colts’ all-time leader in career wins, passing touchdowns, pass attempts, pass completions and passing yards.

Denver made it to the playoffs last season, Manning’s first season at the helm, and and he won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.  Six weeks in he is looking better than he has ever looked, already completing 22 touchdowns with seven of them coming Week 1 against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.  Many have him picked as the undisputed candidate to win the NFL MVP award and it’s only Week 7.

Manning is doing what Manning does, shredding defenses.

If you have watched Manning over the past 14 years, you can’t argue the fact that he is right there as one of the best of all-time.

When he is inducted into the Pro Hootball Hall of Fame a few years from now, how will he be enshrined and remembered, as a Bronco or Colt?

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