Ball that Peyton Manning threw for record-setting 509th touchdown pass on display at Pro Football Hall of Fame.

On Sunday night, Peyton Manning hooked up with Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas for a touchdown that Manning will never forget. It marked his record-setting 509th career touchdown pass, further establishing Manning as one of the best athletes to ever play professional football. After the score, Manning’s teammates jokingly played a game of “keep-away,” tossing the ball to each other while doing whatever was necessary to keep the ball away from Manning’s grasp. Days later, the ball remains away from Manning, stored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Before long, the football that Manning threw to Thomas will be joined by Manning’s football legacy as fixtures in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While October 19, 2014 will be a day that Manning remembers forever as a moment in his illustrious career when he broke an important quarterback-related record, a date that may end up standing out the most is March 20, 2012. That is when Manning decided to sign a five-year, $96 million contract with the Denver Broncos. It allowed him to eventually hook-up with Demaryius Thomas for the record-breaking moment, and more importantly, presented Manning with an opportunity to continue progressing to become the amazing athlete that he is at 38-years of age.

Ball that Peyton Manning threw for record-setting 509th touchdown pass on display at Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In January 2012, Manning was left without knowing whether he would remain the leader of the Indianapolis Colts. Actor Rob Lowe suggested that Manning was going to retire, writers questioned whether Manning would pack his bags and head to New York to take over the quarterback position for the New York Jets and Manning was simply trying to rebound from a third neck surgery in …read more