Peyton Manning Jerseys
Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback who currently wears jersey of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He is widely regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of his era. He previously played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers. Manning was drafted by the Colts as the first overall pick in 1998. He is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and the older brother of current New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning who won the Super Bowl in 2008.
Manning holds NFL records for consecutive seasons with over 4,000 yards passing and the most total seasons with 4,000 or more yards passing in a career. Among active NFL QB's, Manning has the highest career passer rating (94.4), and ranks second all-time to Steve Young's 96.8. He is also the all-time career passing yards and passing touchdowns leader for the Colts franchise.
Manning is well-known for his pre-snap routine, as the Colts prefer to have him call plays at the line of scrimmage, accompanied with numerous hand gestures.
Manning has become the NFL's most marketable player. He has appeared in numerous commercials, was featured on the covers of the NFL Fever games for the Xbox, and appeared on an episode of Saturday Night Live.
Manning's pre-snap routine has become one of the most recognizable scenes in the NFL. Prior to each play in a football game, the offensive team generally huddles. In the huddle, the quarterback tells the other players what play they will run. Manning and the Colts skip the huddle, instead choosing to line up without a play called, known as a hurry-up offense. Once the Colts are lined up, Manning examines the opposing team's defense and chooses a play that he believes will be successful. After he makes his decision, Manning communicates this play to the rest of the team through a series of verbal and hand signals, known as audibles. In order to prevent the other team from determining what each of the signals means, Manning includes numerous fake signals that do not change the play. Under this unique play-calling system, the Colts have become one of the top offensive teams in the NFL, year after year.