ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – It was just a matter of time.
Peyton Manning, Hall of Fame for the first bulletin and one of the greatest defenders in the team and in NFL history, was chosen as the Denver Broncos ring of glory.
Manning will be included in the team’s most outstanding fraternity this fall.
“It’s not surprising that Peyton Manning was unanimously elected the 35th member of the Ring of Glory in Denver Broncos,”
“When Peyton arrived in 2012, his impact and standard was felt in our team, the whole organization and the community. Returning from a serious injury – with a new team in a new city – not only to win an MVP, but also to have one from the greatest single seasons ever by any player was a remarkable feat.
“Peyton has defined greatness as Bronco. We are delighted that he will now join other Broncos legends as our newest Ring of Glory.”
Manning is only the second Bronco to be selected for the Ring of Fame and the Professional Football Hall of Fame in the same season, joining champion Bailey in this elite group. Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway has waived the five-year waiting period, meaning he was already in the team’s Ring of Fame when he became Hall of Fame for his first vote in 2004.
Manning, who is the lone member of the Broncos class since 2021, will be the fifth quarterback in the Ring of Fame. He joins Elway, Frank Tripucka, Charley Johnson and Craig Morton in place of the quarterback.
Already destined for professional immortality without football when he arrived in Denver in 2012, Manning posted a worthy Hall of Fame career in just four seasons with the Broncos.
He was named Returnee Player of the Year 2012, Most Valuable Player of 2013, two-time All-Pro first team and three-time Pro Bowler. In 2013, Manning set one-season record that still stands as he threw 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns as he led the Broncos to the Super Bowl XLVIII.
In 2015, Manning limited his career to a second Super Bowl match with the Broncos, leading to Lombardi’s third trophy in Denver. On the way to Super Bowl 50, Manning won major victories against Ben Rothlisberger, Tom Brady and Cam Newton. Manning is one of only two quarterbacks in NFL history to win the Super Bowl with two different teams.
“I am incredibly honored to be elected to the Broncos Ring of Fame,” Manning said in a statement. “Once you’ve been on the field when other members of the Ring of Fame were introduced, you can understand what a special fraternity is and how excited they are to join such a prominent group. From Floyd Little to Carl Mecklenburg to Steve Atwater to many others, always I’ve looked at the names around the stadium and admired the great players that the Broncos have had over the years, and I’m very humbled to join them now as the Ring of Glory.
“When I came to Denver in 2012, it was exactly as I thought it would be – a franchise with a winning tradition and incredible support from fans in a great community. There were a lot of unknowns resulting from an injury with a new team. I gained my self-confidence, we continued to hack and never looked back.This is the credit of the many great teammates and coaches I had during my time in the Broncos. [Demaryius Thomas], Eric Decker, Wes Welker, Emanuel Sanders and all those who were insulted were special. Winning the Super Bowl in 2015, we had an all-time defense and a really fun group with Von [Miller], Aqib [Talib], DeMarcus [Ware] and some other outstanding players.
“In the end, it was a great decision to come here not only to play for the Broncos, but also to be part of this special community. Denver is a city of destination. Our family is proud to call Denver our home and live in that community even after “I’m very grateful and grateful for my time with the Broncos. It’s a great honor to be named the Denver Broncos Ring of Glory.”
In his four seasons in orange and blue, Manning threw for 140 touchdowns and 17,112 yards. It ranks second in the team’s history in passing yards, finishes and touchdowns, while its completion rate is the best in franchise history.
Manning was also one of 10 players on the NFL 100 team, which was created to celebrate the best players in league history.
Manning will be honored with an eight-meter pillar at the Ring of Fame Plaza in Empower Field on Mile High, and his name will be revealed on the facade that surrounds the interior of the stadium. The team will honor Manning during the 8th week match against the Washington football team on October 31.