33-year old Peyton Manning keeps rolling along as he became only the 4th QB in NFL history with over 50,000 passing yards this year. He started all 16 games for the Colts this season and he completed 393 of 571 passes (68.8%) for 4,500 yards with 33 TD passes and 16 INTs (99.9 QB Rating). He also carried the ball 19 times for -13 yards (-0.7 ypc) this year. Manning has now played in 192 games in his NFL career and he has completed 4,232 of 6,531 passes (64.8%) for 50,128 yards with 366 TD passes and 181 INTs (95.2 QB Rating). Manning has also carried the ball 328 times for 704 yards (2.1 ypc) with 17 TD runs in his career. Manning is now #4 all-time in passing yards behind John Elway (51,475 yards), Dan Marino (61,361) and Brett Favre (69,329 and counting). He is also #3 all-time in TD passes behind only Dan Marino (420) and Brett Favre (497 and counting). I would have to think that Manning will be the all-time leader in both TD passes and pass yards if he can just stay healthy and that shouldn’t be a problem as he has never missed a game in his NFL career yet.
24-year old rookie Curtis Painter was pathetic when he was on the field. He played in 2 games for the Colts this season and he completed 8 of 28 passes (28.6%) for 83 yards with 0 TD passes and 2 INTs (9.8 QB Rating). Painter also carried the ball 3 times for 4 yards (1.3 ypc) this season. Painter will likely be the #3 QB on the Colts next season if he even makes the final roster.
UPDATE: Peyton Manning won his 4th MVP of his NFL career this year becoming the first player in NFL history with that many. His trophy case now has MVP Awards from the 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2009 seasons.