Super Bowl XLVI is history now, and surprisingly, it's result was nearly identical to Super Bowl XLII.
For all the criticism Manning has received in his career, he now has two Super Bowl rings. And this is after only eight years in the league. At only 31 years old, he could still have several good years ahead of him as a quarterback in the NFL.
His first seven years in the league were good, although slightly unspectacular. That changed this season where he truly belonged as one of the league's elite quarterbacks. His second Super Bowl ring puts him in rare company for quarterbacks, and with the way he's playing now, future Super Bowl appearances and a trip to Canton are not out of the question.
In this slideshow, I will present four reasons why this season is just the beginning and why Manning could be poised to take the NFL by storm for the next couple seasons.