Quarterback Peyton Manning on Wednesday was voted into the Denver Broncos’ Ring of Fame.
Manning will join Champ Bailey as the lone players to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and be honored by the Broncos in this manner in the same year. Bailey accomplished the feat in 2019.
The NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player, Manning spent the first 14 seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts before finishing with a four-year run with the Broncos. The 14-time Pro Bowl selection guided the Broncos to Super Bowl XLVIII while setting the single-season passing touchdown record in 2013 before helping the club win Super Bowl 50 in his final NFL game.
“It comes as no surprise that Peyton Manning was unanimously elected as the 35th member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame,” Broncos President and CEO Joe Ellis said in a statement. “His four seasons in Denver were marked by record-setting individual success and exceptional leadership that helped the Broncos to multiple Super Bowls and one of the winningest periods in team history.
“When Peyton arrived in 2012, his impact and standard was felt throughout our team, the entire organization and in the community. Coming back from a serious injury — with a new team in a new city — to not only win MVP but to have one of the greatest single seasons ever by any player was a remarkable feat.
“Peyton defined greatness as a Bronco. We’re thrilled that he will now join the other Broncos legends as our newest Ring of Famer.”
Manning threw for 17,112 yards and 140 touchdowns in his 58 games with the Broncos. He finished his career with 71,940 yards and 539 scores in 266 career games with Indianapolis and Denver.