Drafted: 1998, 1st round, 1st overall
NFL career: 18 years, (1998-2015), Indianapolis Colts (1998-2011), Denver Broncos (2012-15)
NFL stats: 6,125 CMP, 9,380 ATT, 71,940 YDS, 539 TD, 251 INT, 96.5 RAT
Colts career: 4,682 CMP, 7,210 ATT, 399 TD, 198 INT, 94.9 RAT
Super Bowl titles: 2 (1 with Colts in 2006, 1 with Broncos in 2015)
Hall of Fame: Not yet eligible
Bottom line: If you recall, during the 1998 draft, two quarterbacks were deemed as "can’t miss": Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf. Thus, the team with the second pick had the easier job — draft whoever wasn’t taken first overall. The Colts had to make the difficult decision in drafting No. 1, and they clearly made the right choice by choosing Manning.
He rewrote the NFL record books in Indianapolis and may be the greatest No. 1 overall pick in league history. He won four MVP awards in Indy and brought the city its only Super Bowl victory since the team relocated from Baltimore.
Meanwhile, Leaf spent just three years in the NFL and spent even more time either incarcerated or in drug treatment due to a string of legal issues.