Peyton Manning, the NFL’s Iron Man
Peyton Manning, in the eyes of many, is the greatest quarterback to have ever played in the NFL. In 1998, the Indianapolis Colts drafted Manning with the first overall selection, and he did not disappoint. He spent 14 seasons with the Colts, leading them to 8 division championships and a Super Bowl title in 2006. While in Indianapolis, Manning won 4 NFL MVP awards and played in 11 Pro Bowls. Peyton missed the entire season in 2011 due to having neck surgery and if his story had ended there, nobody would have disputed his greatness. However, as amazing as it is, Peyton has only gotten better since.
In 2012, at the age of 36, Peyton took his talents to the Denver Broncos. Following his neck surgery, many questioned whether or not he was ready to play, even his brother, NFL quarterback Eli Manning said that he feared for his brother’s NFL future. Even if he could suit up, even if he could play, would he be as effective as he was in years past? That question was quickly answered, as Peyton Led the Broncos to a 13-3 record after throwing for over 4,600 yards and 37 TD’s.
The Broncos lost in the playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl champs, the Baltimore Ravens. Only days after the season ended, Peyton was quoted as saying that he never was 100% and that he expected to play better in the upcoming 2013 season. Play better? Many of us laughed at the idea that anyone could play better, but Peyton sure showed the world that he in fact could. The Denver Broncos finished with a 13-3 record for the second straight season, but the Broncos offense was rolling on all cylinders, as they set an NFL record for most Touchdowns and total points scored.
The team’s offensive success, was due largely in part to the play of Peyton Manning. He had totaled 5,400 yards and 55 TD’s, both NFL records. The Broncos made it to the Super Bowl, but unfortunately lost to the Seattle Seahawks. Manning did however, win the 2013 NFL MVP award for the fifth time in his illustrious career.
Peyton enters his 17th season in the league at the tender age of 38. He is 2nd all time in Passing yards, completions, touchdowns, and wins. Trailing only Brett Favre in each category. Favre played in the NFL for 19 seasons, while Manning has only played for 15 (Missed entire 2011 season due to injury) Manning has the most NFL MVP awards in history (5) has been selected to 13 Pro Bowls, has 13 seasons with over 4,000 yards passing and was chosen as the NFL’s Player of the Decade for the 2000’s.
In the 15 seasons that he has actually played, he has NEVER missed a game. He not only is the NFL’s Iron Man but he is one of the greatest athletes to have ever lived. Having the opportunity to watch him play is a privilege that we should sit back, relax and enjoy.
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About This Build
We’ve been creating custom chairs for individual sports fans across the country since 1996 but over the past year or so, Chairs R Us has begun working with more and more corporate clients. Custom Chairs for waiting areas just like the one’s found in the Toronto Marlies’ Office are most common but we’ve also had the pleasure of creating custom ProTeam & ProPlayer Chairs featured in personal office space, common areas and even a collection of 8 that were part of what was undoubtedly the coolest boardroom on the planet 😛
When Milan over at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) reached out to us through the Chairs R Us website on Christmas Day 2013 (man these guys are dedicated) we knew it had to be important! Milan was interested in 2 custom ProPlayer Chairs for a special Super Bowl Event he was coordinating. Specifically, he wanted a ProPlayer Chair for each of the quarterbacks that would be playing in Super Bowl 48 which he would in turn be offering up as prizes at the event being held at Slots at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.
We were a little over a month away from Super Bowl 48 (February 2, 2014) which made us a little tight on time but that wasn’t the real problem. The real problem was we wouldn’t know who the 2 QB’s were going to be until the 2 conference finals games were complete. That would only leave us a little over a week to get everything done!
We decided that the only way to make this happen would be to order jerseys for the 4 QB’s playing in the 2 conference finals that way no matter who won we’d be covered. It just so happened that the conference finals featured 2 living legends in Manning and Brady and two young guns in Wilson and Kaepernick – either way we knew we’d have 2 awesome chairs when it was all said and done.
In the end, it was Manning and Wilson that would meet to decide Super Bowl 48 and as we all know it was Manning that came up short. More details to follow in part 2 of this 2 part series featuring our custom Super Bowl 48 Edition Chairs! Click to read part 2 and see the Russell Wilson ProPlayer Chair Super Bowl 48 Edition!
- VERSION: Peyton Manning ProPlayer Chair Super Bowl 48 Edition
- STYLE: Modern
- TEAM: Denver Broncos
- JERSEY: Nike Home Jersey
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