If Brett Farve whispers congratulations to Peyton Manning from a tree, can the Broncos quarterback hear him?
“Hey Peyton, I’m in a tree stand,” a camo-clad Favre says in a hushed tone, his bow hanging from a tree branch behind him. “Yeah, you’ve interrupted me again. Anyway, man, I’m very happy for ya. Congrats. But now you have to take ‘em all away. Good luck, man. You’re the best.”
Manning, before getting benched in a four-interception loss to the Chiefs, became the NFL’s all-time passing leader on Sunday, passing Favre on the list. The two are the only quarterbacks to throw for at least 70,000 yards in their careers. Manning is also the all-time leader in passing TDs, eclipsing Favre on the list, and is tied with Favre for most wins by a starting quarterback with 186. Favre is still the all-time leader in completions and attempts.
Peyton Manning reluctantly salutes the crowd after becoming the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards Sunday. Manning was benched later in the game.
The milestone moment was bittersweet for Manning, who was clearly playing hurt but wouldn’t use it as an excuse for his benching.
“I didn’t play well, I had a bad game, and I’m not sure what else you can say about that,” Manning told the Denver Post, adding that stopping the game to acknowledge his feat was “awkward.”
“I wasn’t off to the best start. We were looking at third-and-long or something coming up. I think that’s an awkward position to be put in, to tell you the truth.”
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