Considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, he spent 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and four seasons with the Denver Broncos. Nicknamed " The Sheriff " due to his tendency to audible prior to the snap ,  Manning is one of the most recognizable players in the NFL. From to , he improved the fortunes of the struggling Colts franchise and helped transform them into consistent playoff contenders. During his time as the starting quarterback, Manning led the team to eight division championships, two AFC championships, and one Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XLI , the franchise's first in over three decades, and their first since relocating to Indianapolis. After undergoing neck surgery that sidelined him for the season, Manning was released by the Colts and signed with the Broncos.
Former Broncos Peyton Manning & John Lynch Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame
Peyton Manning Selected to NFL Hall of Fame
The long-assumed is now the assured. Colts star wide receiver and Ring of Honor member Reggie Wayne was not among the inductees. It was Jan. The last-minute nature of this particular recording, combined with his knowledge of when the PFHOF vote took place, had Manning on alert. In the middle of recording, five familiar figures walked up from behind Manning. The five of them, in turn, addressed Manning before Dungy asked him to turn his attention to the Jumbotron. Baker shared with him the news they had congregated to celebrate: Manning, Baker said, was to be immortalized in Canton, Ohio.
Retired Peyton Manning finally explains the true meaning of his 'Omaha' call
Peyton Manning being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on his first ballot was always going to be fait accompli. He retired as the most accomplished quarterback in NFL history following Super Bowl 50 five years ago. John Lynch, however, wasn't quite so matter-of-course.
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