10 best NFL careers in Tennessee football history

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1998-2015. . Peyton Manning. Peyton Manning (All-Time List). player. . QB. 46. . Peyton Manning

There aren't a ton of players with more accolades than Reggie White, but one is considered a GOAT at the quarterback position and also came out of the University of Tennessee. None other than two-time Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl XLI MVP, 14-time Pro Bowler, seven-time All-Pro, five-time MVP, 2012 Comeback Player of the Year, 2005 Walter Payton Man of the Year, two-time AP Offensive Player of the Year Peyton Manning. 

If that seems like a lot — it's because it is. Manning sits at the top of this list and will remain here for the foreseeable future. He finished his career with 71,940 passing yards, 539 passing touchdowns, and a 186-79 record as a starting quarterback. It's not too shabby for a guy who threw 28 interceptions as a rookie. 

Manning suffered a neck injury late in his career, which ultimately led to his release from the Colts. However, he didn't look back, winning his fifth and final MVP award and a Super Bowl in his second year with the Denver Broncos. 

There's no doubt that Peyton Manning has had the best NFL career of any player out of the University of Tennessee. He's an ambassador for the league and Tennessee and upholds everything Tennessee football stands for as an NFL and College Football Hall of Famer.