- Bill Polian, NFL Insider
IN HIS 13 SEASONS as the Colts quarterback, Peyton Manning went to 11 Pro Bowls. After each one, he'd come back to Indianapolis with a voluminous file of handwritten notes from his week in Hawaii. He'd ask other quarterbacks about their offenses, ask coaches how they handled certain team situations and ask defensive players about adjustments they made throughout the season. Then he'd bring everything to our staff and say, "Here are some ideas we should be considering." That right there shows you why Peyton is an all-time great and why we made the playoffs nine straight years with him under center.