Peyton Manning didn’t need to win another Super Bowl to be remembered as one of the greatest players in NFL history, but he did add to his incredible legacy when the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, on Sunday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Manning set an NFL record with 200 victories, including postseason games. He matched his brother, Eli, with two Super Bowl victories, and became the first quarterback to win the Super Bowl as the starter for two different teams.
The legacy for the Tennessee Vols and NFL icon is now complete, though it remains to be seen if this was his last game. Here’s a collection of some of the reaction on Twitter to Manning winning a second Super Bowl:
Several college football personalities showed Manning a lot of love:
And that concludes our “legacy'' part of the Manning playing-career exam. So please put down your pencils and pass your tests forward.
— Gene Wojciechowski (@GenoEspn) February 8, 2016
Peyton Manning is my favorite player of all time.
If this is his "last rodeo," then thank you #Sheriff.
— Greg McElroy (@GVMcElroy) February 8, 2016
Thanks for all the memories, #PeytonManning -Doesn't seem that long ago, the night you conducted "Rocky Top" w/ UT band at Legion Field.
— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) February 8, 2016
Manning caused quite a stir by discussing his postgame beverage of choice during his CBS interview on the field:
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) February 8, 2016
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell kept up with the theme of the past couple weeks:
Roger Goodell on SB stage speaking about Peyton Manning: "I don't know if this is your last rodeo, but it was one heck of a ride."
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) February 8, 2016
The Vols family was quite happy to see their famous son find more NFL glory:
Peyton Manning is everything you want in a football player, ambassador/spokesman and role model. VFL and ? pic.twitter.com/B7uncmG9ZU
— Matthew Hibbs (@matt_hibbs) February 8, 2016
— Butch Jones (@UTCoachJones) February 8, 2016
Just 200 NFL wins……..That is all!
….Oh, AND #SB50 Champion!
— Josh Dobbs (@josh_dobbs1) February 8, 2016
Finally, an old Rocky Top teammate summed it up:
Peyton Manning the greatest QB to ever play #VFL
— Peerless Price (@PeerlessTheVol) February 8, 2016