We all knew it was coming. During the Denver Broncos‘ Sunday night showdown with the San Francisco 49ers, Peyton Manning finally broke Brett Favre‘s career passing touchdowns record, throwing his 509th touchdown to Demaryius Thomas to move ahead of the former Green Bay Packers great.
Manning came into the night with 506 passing touchdowns to his name, and needed to hit 509 to surpass Favre in the record books. After tossing two easy touchdowns during the Broncos’ first two drives, Manning finally managed to take over the No. 1 spot on the list late in the second quarter.
Already considered one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game (if not, the greatest), Manning has now earned one of the biggest passing records in the NFL. What’s more is he is on pace to take down a few more of Favre’s career marks before he hangs it up, assuming his neck holds up for another couple of seasons.
Either way, it’s great to see Manning continue to etch his name in NFL lore as one of the greatest to ever grace the gridiron. Now that he’s hit 509, expect that record to climb even further before Manning is all done.