Quarterback Peyton Manning’s next touchdown pass will be his 500th, and only one other quarterback has reached that milestone (Brett Favre). The Broncos aren’t going out of their way to get it done, but believe it will happen quickly, and organically, if they run their offense with efficiency. But make no mistake, most in the locker room would a like a shot to catch the 500th, including Knighton, who has said he wants to lobby for the chance.
But 500 TD passes is a staggering number, even to the guy who is No. 7 on the list with 300 — John Elway. “I just know how hard it is to throw it down in the red zone, how small those windows really are, and for him to have the accuracy, the touch that he has, is amazing,” Elway said.
I would expect Manning to have this record by the second quarter of tomorrow’s melee.