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Now in Denver, Manning hopes to add to his legacy in 2012.
The Colts selected Peyton Manning with the first pick in 1998. It changed their franchise and NFL history.
Perhaps no player in NFL history has been so universally loved. There is really nothing bad to say about Manning, except that maybe he should have won more than one Super Bowl.
The entire NFL seems to revolve around Manning.
The neck injury that forced him to miss all the 2011 season was the year's biggest story. Offseason headlines were all about his release from Indianapolis, his courtship and signing with Denver.
Statistically, he is above any other active NFL quarterback. He has won more regular season games than any other active quarterback.
He has thrown for over 4,000 yards 11 times in 13 seasons. He has been league MVP a record four times.
Only Brett Favre and Dan Marino are ahead of him in career passing numbers.
In his career, he has 4,682 completions, 54,828 passing yards and 399 touchdown passes.
He is the best first-round quarterback since 1998, and he might be the best player ever drafted in the first round of any draft.