Peyton Manning Stats
Peyton Manning stats are the cause of many a debate among fans and the media alike. Manning is an NFL quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts. He has put up stats like no other quarterback before him, and is on pace to shatter many NFL all-time passing records. Manning only has one Super Bowl championship, in 2007, however he and his Colt teammates are perennial favorites every year to advance deep in the NFL playoffs.
- Touchdown passes. Manning has 399 touchdown (TD) passes, placing him third on the career list behind Dan Marino and Brett Favre. Manning averages 30 TD passes a year, and if he maintains that pace in only four years he will pass the recently retired Favre’s record of 508. Manning also threw for 49 TD’s in 2004, a single season record until Tom Brady of the New England Patriots broke it in 2007.
- Passing Yardage. Manning has 54,828 career passing yards, trailing only Marino and Favre on the stat list. If he maintains his current pace of 4,217 yards per season, Manning should also pass Favre in this category in four years. No quarterback in NFL history has as many 4,000 yard seasons as Manning, who has 11 to date. Only twice in his 13-year NFL career has Manning failed to reach the 4,000 mark in a season.
- Pass completions. Manning has 4,682 pass completions so far in his career, once again trailing only Marino and Favre. He should pass Favre in five years in this stat category. Manning averages 22.5 pass completions per game, second on the all-time list behind behind Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints who averages 22.8.
- Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards. This is one stat category that Manning already leads. He has won four MVP awards to date, the most in NFL history. Manning also won the Super Bowl MVP in 2007.
- Pro Bowl selections. The Pro Bowl is the NFL end-of-the-year All Star game. So far Manning has made 11 Pro Bowls, a record that he shares with Favre for most appearances by a quarterback. The NFL record for most Pro Bowls is a tie at 14 by Bruce Matthews, an offensive lineman, and Alex Karras, a defensive lineman. Manning may possibly hold this record as well before he hangs up his cleats for good.