Zitat des Tages von Peyton Manning:
Everybody is going to be excited to play in a Super Bowl. When you still enjoy the preparation and the work part of it, I think you ought to be still doing that. I think as soon as I stop enjoying it, if I can't produce, if I can't help a team, that's when I will stop playing.
I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot of people, but I don't talk about it or brag about it because that's between God and me, and I'm no better than anybody else in God's sight.
Some guys leave a place after a long time, and they're bitter. Not me.
I understand the seriousness of concussions.
Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing.
When I was drafted by the Colts, Indianapolis was a basketball and a car racing town, but it didn't take long for the Colts to convert the city and state of Indiana into football evangelists.
I'm the best Manning.
Some people have this impression of me: 'Boy, he's always so serious on the field. Football. Football. Football.'
I don't want to retire. I still want to play.
I get asked a lot about my legacy. For me, it's being a good teammate, having the respect of my teammates, having the respect of the coaches and players. That's important to me.
In my very first NFL game, I completed my first pass to Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk.
When you play for 20 years - and really, I never had to miss a game due to injury - that's not just good protection. That's good luck.
I've never played, on the field, any other position besides quarterback. Never been on a special team. Never been on defense.
It goes without saying, winning against a good team in a hostile crowd on the road, it's just an absolutely huge win.
I don't believe I throw quite the same as before I was injured.
The word 'embarrassing' is an insulting word, to tell you the truth.
I have been tremendously impacted and influenced by my coaches. It's nice to play for people that are going to support you.
My closest friends are from my high school days.
Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.
You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.
The head coach tells us what to do, and we follow his orders.
There's no way to measure or properly express what a family like mine can mean. Mom, Dad, Cooper, Eli, extended family, you are the best.
I think e-mail is kind of a cheap way to communicate. It's a lazy way of writing a letter, you know. I write a letter every now and then, you know, pick out somebody and drop them a line, because I always like receiving letters.
I've tried to keep myself out of bad situations, and if that means I'm a Goody Two-shoes, so be it.
Everyone should play like Adrian Peterson. This guy does everything full speed. Pro Bowl - promoting himself for MVP.
Nobody really wants to hear about anybody else's injuries. Or how your back feels. Whose back doesn't hurt?
My dad told us up front, 'Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it's your decision.'
I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don't agree with. I'm thinking, 'Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game.'
I'd like people to understand that I do have some personality.
I've been a Colt for almost all of my adult life, but I guess in life, and in sports, we all know nothing lasts forever. Times change, circumstances change, and that's the reality of playing in the NFL.
If any other part of your body has some weakness, you go, 'Well I can probably manage.' But when you're a quarterback, and it's your right hand, you're certainly concerned far as being able to do your job.
'Grateful' is the word that comes to my mind when thinking of the Denver Broncos.
I don't believe in having a separate workout for quarterbacks. Other players hate that.
I cherished my time playing high school sports.
I enjoy teaching football.
Life is not shrinking for me; it's morphing into a whole new world of possibilities.