Manning Becomes 1st QB with 200 Career Wins, Including Playoffs

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffFebruary 9, 2016

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning #18 in action against the Carolina Panthers during the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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With Sunday's Super Bowl victory, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning became the first signal-caller in league history to reach 200 wins (including playoffs) as a starter, per ESPN Stats & Info.

He also tied John Elway and Terry Bradshaw for third place on the all-time playoff wins list, with the trio's 14 victories apiece trailing only New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's 22 and Joe Montana's 16, via ESPN Stats & Info.

What's more, Manning became the 12th quarterback with multiple Super Bowl victories, joining a list comprised of seven Hall of Famers, Jim Plunkett, Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning.

Plunkett, of course, is the only retired quarterback with multiple Super Bowl victories who hasn't been enshrined at the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Peyton, Brady and Roethlisberger already have rock-solid cases, but Peyton's younger brother might eventually be the subject of some controversy.

No matter, the elder Manning will go out on top, if he indeed chooses to hang up his cleats.

However, he wasn't quite ready to make any decisions after Sunday's game, instead opting to deflect multiple identical questions regarding the possibility of retirement.

Whatever he might decide, Manning will universally be viewed as a top-five quarterback in the game's history, with many even considering him to be a contender for the No. 1 spot.