Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is set to retire from football, which means all of his historic stats will now be set in stone.
"We've got the greatest fans out here right now," Manning said at the Broncos' Super Bowl victory celebration in Denver. "These fans have been great all season long."
As Manning exits, what might be the biggest part of his legacy is the staggering amount of records he leaves behind.
Let's start with the basics. No one has thrown for more yards than Manning in NFL history — both in a single season and across a career. The same goes for passing touchdowns.
Manning also tops record books for regular-season wins by a quarterback, though he shares that mark with Brett Favre. But when you factor in the playoffs, Manning pulls away in first with a nice round total of 200.
This makes sense given Manning has made the playoffs 15 times, which happens to be more than any other quarterback in history.
Manning's records aren't just about piling up stats — they extend to clutch performances as well. Manning is the NFL's all-time leader in come-from-behind wins and game-winning drives.
There are always NFL fans that will bring up Manning’s lack of postseason success amid all these regular-season numbers. But after his second Super Bowl title, he's now got more rings than Brett Favre, Kurt Warner or Dan Marino.
Plus, Manning is the only starting quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl title with two different teams.
All together, it's not the worst haul after 18 seasons in the NFL for the five-time MVP. That, by the way, is a record.