After the game against the Oakland Raiders in Week 17, Manning owned the record for most passing yards (5,477) in a single season. He deflected any talk about the accomplishment after the game.
“It was nice to get the lead in this game. We got off to a hot start. The defense did a good job getting us the ball back. We did good on first and second down. We didn’t have too many third downs. I thought that was important. I thought our red-zone scoring was good.” Manning said.
“So it was good to get that lead, and like I said, defense did their part. And it was coach’s decision at halftime to make the change.”
He’s going to go down as one of the best—if not the best—quarterbacks to ever play this game. It’s incredible to think Manning has been able to have his career-best season after missing the 2011 season.
Manning had four neck procedures in 2011 and some felt he may never play again. Many doubted if he could ever be the same quarterback he was before the injury.
He wondered what would happen, but Manning worked hard to put himself in this position. He was asked about this after the regular-season finale.
“Yeah, it was really hard to think much or think too far past that day.” Manning continued, “When you’re injured, you sort of focus one day at a time. You don’t get too far ahead. So like I said, today was a good finish to the regular season, and we’re pleased with that.”
Manning simply has too many individual records to list in this article. For a complete list, check out this enormous list on Wikipedia.
These numbers are simply mind-boggling.
Let’s take a look at the most important records Manning has broken to this point in his career. There are also a few elusive records that Manning has yet to beat.
All quotes and injury/practice observations were obtained firsthand. Records and statistical information are provided via email from the Denver Broncos.