Peyton Manning gets to add yet another feat to his ever-growing list of accolades.
Following the Denver Broncos win against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, Peyton Manning will become the oldest quarterback to start in a Super Bowl and the only quarterback to take separate teams to the Super Bowl twice.
Manning's boss, John Elway, previously held the record of oldest QB to start in a Super Bowl.
It was less than a month ago that many, myself included, predicted the end of Peyton Manning as the quarterback of the Broncos. Boy, were we wrong.
Since Manning’s return to the field, he has been responsible for a single turnover, which was questionable, after being plagued with interceptions during the first nine weeks of the season.
Over that time, Manning has completed 43-of-78 pass attempts (55 percent), including a number of drops, for 467 yards, two touchdowns, one fumble lost and five sacks.
The numbers don’t jump off the page, except for the absence of an interception. Manning has played mistake-free football, which is a big part of the team’s success.
In a little over a week, Manning will start in his fourth Super Bowl, which will likely be his last game in the NFL. Walking off into the sunset, like his boss did before him, would be quite the lasting image of Peyton Manning.
Win Super Bowl 50, and Manning would become the first quarterback in league history to win a Lombardi Trophy with two different teams.
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