How Long Has Peyton Manning Been in the NFL?

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Quarterback Peyton Manning started his NFL career in 1998. He was drafted No. 1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts, whom he played with for 14 years. He played for the Denver Broncos from 2012 until his retirement from the NFL in 2016.

Peyton Manning had many career highlights including 13 Pro Bowl selections and five times being named the NFL MVP. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl XLI, the franchise's first Championship appearance since 1970, where they defeated the Chicago Bears 29-17. He went on to lead the Colts to Super Bowl XLIV against the New Orleans Saints, which they lost 31-17. In his second season with the Denver Broncos, he led the team to Super Bowl XLVIII, where they lost to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8. Manning retired after leading the Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers.