NFL World Reacts to Peyton Manning’s Induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Published 08/09/2021, 8:45 AM EDT
Aug 8, 2021; Canton, Ohio, USA; Inductee Peyton Manning (left) and presenter Archie Manning (right) unveil the bust of Peyton during the Class of 2021 NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


Peyton Manning is undoubtedly one of the greatest quarterbacks to have ever played in the NFL. A two-time Super Bowl champion and a record five-time MVP award winner, Manning has enjoyed a career worthy of being a Hall of Famer.

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Bowing out of the NFL with a Super Bowl win in 2015, it was a question when and not if Peyton Manning would be enshrined among the sport’s greatest athletes.

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And on Sunday evening that’s exactly what happened. The legendary quarterback was formally inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his illustrious career.

Following his induction, Twitter was abuzz. With tweets flooding in, we take a lot at some of the standout reactions to Manning’s Hall of Fame moment.

Peyton Manning could be next NFL commissioner

If Twitter has its way, then Peyton Manning will surely be the next commissioner of the NFL. Following his powerful speech at the event, many feel Manning has what it takes to take over from current commissioner Roger Goodell.

Manning’s bust draws a lot of attentions

Apart from his stirring speech, there was something else that caught the eye of fans, Manning’s bust which now makes its way into the Hall of Fame.

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 4: Peyton Manning (18) of the Denver Broncos passes the ball for a gain of 27 yards in the first quarter. The Denver Broncos played the Minnesota Vikings at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on October 4, 2015. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

Cracking jokes about the wide forehead, some fans feel that the bust doesn’t look anything like the former Denver Broncos player.

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All jokes aside, Peyton Manning’s legacy is one that deserves to be celebrated. And now it shall remain immortalized in the halls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Canton, Ohio.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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