Manning Proves Setting An All-Time Record Happens Past Your Prime
Manning set the NFL record for most career passing yards, but that's about all that went right for him. He was benched after throwing four picks.By Grant Suneson | November 15, 2015
Peyton Manning had a moment he’ll always remember on a day he’d probably like to forget. The Broncos quarterback eclipsed Brett Favre to become the NFL’s all time leader in passing yards during one of the worst games of his life. (Video via Nationwide Insurance)
The future hall-of-famer completed just five of his 20 passing attempts. He threw almost as many passes to the opposing Kansas City Chiefs, totaling four interceptions before he was benched in the third quarter.
For someone to break career records in any sport, they’re going to have to play for a long time. And if you play for long enough, you’ll usually pass your prime. Peyton Manning is far from the first athlete to chase history with his best years behind him.