Despite the news you hear, it’s not the record-breaking performances, stats, or winning records that Peyton Manning’s legacy should be judged on. What makes Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback ever to play in the NFL are the little things. Things that not every fan may notice.
To many, it’s his accomplishments they will focus on and the upcoming records he could break. Manning is now under 5,000 yards, 1,500 pass attempts, and 600 completions short of Brett Favre for all-time passing records. There’s no doubting each one of these accomplishments continues to supplant him into one of the top quarterbacks of all time, but look a bit deeper.