Peyton Manning is widely regarded as one of the most dominant players at the quarterback position in the history of the NFL. He’s won a record five league Most Valuable Player awards and has set numerous NFL passing records. This season, Manning and the Broncos find themselves in the big game, taking on Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. But how many Super Bowls has Manning been to?
Manning has not had the level of postseason success that his biggest career rival, Tom Brady, has had. While 2016 marks his fourth Super Bowl appearance, Manning is just 1-2 in his three previous trips to the big game. Manning’s lone Super Bowl win came in 2007, Super Bowl XLI, while he was with the Indianapolis Colts. Indy beat the Chicago Bears and Manning was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
Manning and the Colts were defeated in Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, by the New Orleans Saints. Manning’s first Super Bowl appearance with the Broncos was a rout. Denver fell to the Seattle Seahawks, 43-8, in 2014’s Super Bowl XLVIII.
As for this year, Super Bowl 50 is all that is on both Manning’s and the Broncos’ minds:
As far as personal accolades, after winning his first MVP award in 2003, Manning went on to capture the award four more times, in 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2013, becoming the first NFL player ever to win the award five times. In addition, he has the distinction of becoming the fastest player in history to pass for 50,000 career yards and 4,000 completions.