Peyton Manning Makes History on a Down Day

Needing just 3 yards to break Brett Favre’s all-time passing yards record of 71,838, we knew Peyton Manning would likely break it in the first quarter of the Broncos home game against the Kansas City Chiefs. On a 4 yard pass to running back Ronnie Hillman, Manning did so.

Peyton Manning has now moved into first place on the NFL’s all-time passing yards list. However, he didn’t crush the record in true Manning form. Peyton finished the day 5-20 for 35 yards and 4 interceptions before being subbed out for backup quarterback Brock Osweiler. Manning had been battling a rib injury but it’s now reported that he had been playing through plantar fasciitis. The injury had worsen and he now has a partially torn plantar fascia. This is a big blow to Peyton Manning’s season. While already not very mobile, this foot injury should and looks to have significantly limited him.

If this injury and Peyton’s play ultimately allow Brock Osweiler to become the new permanent starting quarterback, have we seen the last of Peyton Manning? It has been a fantastic career but I’m not sure I’m ready to live in a world where Peyton Manning is not a part of the NFL. 71,871 passing yards, 539 passing touchdowns, and a career quarterback rating of 96.5 are just a few statistics of one of the best quarterbacks to walk this planet.

The Broncos ultimately lost the game and it was uglier than the 29-13 final. For much of the game, the score read 22-0. It’ll be interesting to see how the Broncos approach their matchup next week against the Chicago Bears.