Randy Hollis: Peyton Manning joins list of greats who changed jerseys

Published: Saturday, March 10 2012 7:09 p.m. MST

The same is true for major league baseball greats like Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Steve Carlton, Harmon Killebrew and, this year, Albert Pujols, as well as NBA stars Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Gary Payton and Allen Iverson, among others.

And, of course, closer to home, legendary Jazz power forward Karl Malone spent his last NBA season in Los Angeles, where The Mailman chased an elusive championship ring with the Lakers.

Manning's legacy is certainly secure. Even though younger brother Eli now has more Super Bowl titles (2) than his big bro Peyton (1), no one will ever doubt that the elder of these two Manning boys belongs on the short list of greatest quarterbacks ever.

Even if he winds up wearing a Cardinals, Seahawks or Dolphins helmet at the end of his career — and looks kinda weird with it perched atop his head.

email: rhollis@desnews.com

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