When I think of Peyton Manning, one thing comes to mind: Hall of fame. That’s where he will be one day undoubtedly, but at 38-years-old, Manning still has some records to break. Manning broke one of the more special records Sunday night, surpassing Brett Favre’s league record of 508 career touchdown passes. Manning threw his 509th touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers.
Since this was a home game for the Broncos, there was expectedly a lot of emotion on the field, from joy to humor. Right after the touchdown, the Broncos’ receivers had a little fun with Manning, playing keep away with the memorable record setting football before letting Manning hold on to it. It just got better from there. The Broncos organization had prepared a special video tribute for Manning, highlighting messages from teammates, John Elway, and of course Brett Favre.
Shortly after, Brett Favre tweeted out, “Well deserved Peyton. Congratulations on breaking my record. #Onto600.” Nothing but respect from one future Hall of fame quarterback to the other. Public announcer Alan Roach described the scene the only way you can by saying, “”Broncos fans, you have just witnessed history.”
Where do you think Peyton Manning falls on the list of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time?