Nicknamed “The Sheriff”, Peyton Manning is a former American football quarterback legend who played the National Football League (NFL). Many consider him as one of the best and the greatest quarterbacks in the history of NFL because of the numerous career record-breaking achievements. He played for Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons and Denver Broncos for the last 4 seasons before retiring.
A man once named the most valuable player, holds numerous NFL records, a two-time Super Bowl champion and even highlighted as the US most wanted male sports star of our generation how has he made such a fortune amounting to a net worth of $200 million? Now let’s have a close look on Peyton Manning’s net worth in 2018.
Peyton Manning Early Life
Peyton Manning the legend he has turned to be today is the son of Archie Manning a former American football quarterback, and Olivia Williams who gave birth to him in 1976. He has two brothers one Cooper Manning an investor in New Orleans energy investment firm and Eli Manning a quarterback of New York Giants.
He attended Isidore Newman School in Louisiana and would later join the University of Tennessee.
He married Ashley in 2001 and together the couple have a daughter and a son who are twins all born in 2011.he is a Christian, and apart from football, he is an author. He co-authored with his father a book titled “Manning: A Father, His Sons, and a Football Legacy”.
He is also the founder of ‘the Peyback Foundation’ that deals with disadvantaged kids.
Peyton Manning Career
Peyton Manning football career started way back when he was still a student at Isadore Newman School. Here he was named the champion and the player of the year for his prowess in the game, and he became the most sought-after high school players, and about 50 colleges recruited him.
In his college career as a member of the University of Tennessee Volunteers, he became all-time leading passer and won 39 out of the 45 games breaking SEC career wins. Due to his successful college career, he has been inducted into the Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and even the College Football Hall of Fame.
Manning professional career started in1998 when he was picked first overall in 1998 NFL Draft by Indianapolis Colts where he spent with the team 14 seasons. He would later join Denver Broncos for in the last 4 seasons of his career until his retirement on March 7, 2016.
He is known as the greatest passing quarterback of all time since he holds the record of touchdown passes and passing yards. He is also the only player in all NFL history to make the Super Bowl four times.
Awards & Achievements
The number of awards and achievement Peyton Manning has received are in tens and will just highlight a few such as 3× Bert Bell Award (2003, 2004, 2013), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2012), 3× NFL passing yards leader (2000, 2003, 2013), 4× NFL passing touchdowns leader (2000, 2004, 2006, 2013), inducted into the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor, ESPY Icon Award among dozens of other awards.
Net worth of Peyton Manning
The legend Peyton Manning has been estimated to have a net worth of $200 million. Manning money has been made through football since when he joined Colts he made $11 million as a signing bonus and the contract was worth around $48 million. An extension of the contract was worth now $99 million, and he earned $26 million as a signing bonus. After moving to Broncos, its said that during his time there he made around $40 million as earning. Peyton Manning net worth is also boosted by the $12 million he has made to date from endorsement deals with companies such as Sony, Gatorade, MasterCard, Reebok, Direct Tv and others.
Though Peyton Manning is already a retired legend, he will forever remain a great quarterback in the history of NFL. He is a man that we can learn a few lessons from, and the greatest of them all is, talent if it’s well exploited it can take you to greater heights more than you can imagine.