Mr. Manning Packs It In

After 18 years in the NFL, Peyton Manning has officially announced his retirement.

Take a look at these 8 facts (most of them via the Pro Football Reference)

1. Manning totaled the most career passing yards in the NFL with 71,940.

2. He’s first all-time with 539 passing touchdowns.


3. The future Hall of Famer engineered 56 game-winning drives, the most in league history and eight more than Brady.

4. His five MVP awards are the most of any player (Brett Favre and Johnny Unitas both won three each).

5. Manning’s 2013 season is a statistical jaw-dropper: He amassed 5,477 yards, 55 touchdowns and 342.3 yards per game, all of which are NFL records, and finished with a 121.1 QB rating, a bit behind Aaron Rodgers’ 122.5 in 2011.

6. He totaled 186 regular-season wins, which is tied for first all time with Favre.

7. His 14 4,000-yard seasons are the most in NFL history.

8. He reached the playoffs 15 times in 17 seasons.