Peyton Manning is one of the most well known football players currently playing the game of football. Even people who do not watch the sport know who he is, for many reasons. First, his talent on the field has been recognized worldwide, and although someone might not be a casual watcher of football, they can still respect the ability that Manning posses. In addition, Peyton Manning has come to be the most marketable player in the NFL. By this, I mean that out of all players, Peyton appears in the most advertisements and commands the most money for each ad he appears in.
It is not only his skill that has made this great quarterback so well known. He also has a great personality, and a strong modesty. Tom Brady of the Patriots seems to revel in his skill, while Peyton acknowledges that he is good, but he can always push to do better. In addition, the entire Manning family is famous, so by just him being a part of it, he has absorbed a lot of recognition. However, essentially all of the respect given to him he has earned himself, and he has not taken any automatic rewards. He has worked hard to earn everything he has.
Peyton showed promise for football starting at a young age. By the time he had gotten to college, he was one of the most promising football players in the United States. Because of this, he was drafted first by the Colts in the 1998 draft pick, and in his rookie year, he was already one of the best players in the League.
In his life, Peyton Manning has appeared in dozens of commercials for a long line of organizations. This ranges from the American Red Cross to Sprint. In the future, it is expected that Peyton will continue to capitalize on his popularity, and star in even more advertisements.