Denver, CO, United States (4E Sports) – Peyton Manning will be the second-oldest quarterback to start in a Super Bowl, trailing only John Elway, who was 38 when the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl XXXIII.
He will lead the Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks, who beat San Francisco 23-17 in the NFC Championship Game, Feb.2 at the Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey.
Manning will also try to become the first starting quarterback to win Super Bowls with two different teams, having won the title earlier with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006.
In a 26-16 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Manning set up four field goals by Matt Prater and had a pair of long, meticulous and mistake-freetouchdown drives .
“He’s been remarkable,” said Broncos coach John Fox, off to his second Super Bowl as a head coach. “It’s unprecedented what he did.”
The trip to the Super Bowl will come 15 years after Hall of Famer John Elway rode won his second straight Super Bowl victory.
It was the second of a back-to-back Super Bowl victory and a final game for Elway, who currently serves as the Broncos’ executive vice president.
Elway made a promise to Manning 22 months ago that he would “do everything in my power to make sure [Manning] finishes his career the way I finished mine.”