Manning: A Football Legacy by Jim Larsen

Manning: A Football Legacy

byJim Larsen

Kobo ebook | May 24, 2013

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In 1998, the Indianapolis Colts picked Manning with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. For a franchise whose current years were defined by tough luck and high loss total amounts, Manning was quickly accepted as a savior.

His rookie year, however, was far from perfect. Minutes of brilliance were frequently followed by spells of struggle as Manning experienced some expected growing pains. While establishing new NFL records for conclusions (326), efforts (575), passing yards (3,379) and touchdowns (26), he likewise threw an NFL-leading 28 interceptions for a group that struggled to a 3-13 finish.

Those very early lumps, however, quickly paved the way to a degree of success mostly unparalleled in league history. Over the next 13 years, Manning became perhaps the game's best quarterback and the face of a high-powered Colts team that regularly contended for the NFL's top record.

After winning his first MVP award in 2003, Manning passed to catch the award three even more times (2004, 2008 and 2009), becoming the first NFL player ever before to accomplish that difference. In addition, he holds the honor of becoming the fastest player to pass for 50,000 job lawns and 4,000 conclusions.

For the first years of his job, Manning was dogged by pointers that he couldn't win a big game. In 2007, he silenced critics when he toppled his long time opponents, the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady, in the AFC title game, then embarked on to beat the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. In the Super Bowl, Manning, who threw for 247 yards, was named the game MVP.

In addition to athletic ventures, Manning has actually shown to be an useful brand name off the industry. He's been applauded for his comedic timing and has appeared in numerous comical tv commercials for Sprint, MasterCard and Gatorade, among other brands. In addition, he's hosted Saturday Night Live.

Neck Surgery

For the first 13 seasons of his job, Manning largely stayed clear of injury, starting every game for the Colts considering that the start of his rookie season. But on September 8, 2011, Manning's season was derailed when physicians performed a spine combination on him to repair a damaged nerve in his neck that had actually triggered his tossing arm to deteriorate. It was Manning's third neck surgical procedure in 19 months, and it cost him the season.

It likewise cut short his job with the Colts. With their leader on the sidelines, Indianapolis uploaded the worst record in the league, securing the franchise the primary pick in the 2012 draft, which they ultimately used to select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

Title:Manning: A Football LegacyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2013Publisher:P MaldonadoLanguage:English

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