Peyton Manning‘s second-quarter touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers was the 509th touchdown pass of Manning’s career, breaking the all-time NFL record previously held by Brett Favre. Manning’s teammate, Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman, said on SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio’s B/R Spotlight that Thomas was the lucky one in the locker room.

“Everybody wanted to catch 509,” Hillman told Nicole Zaloumis and Kirk Morrison. “You just didn’t know who was going to get it. It was just cool; everyone pitching in, trying to get him the record.”

Hillman suggested 509 might not be the last passing touchdown milestone Manning surpasses in his Hall of Fame career.

“It’s very possible,” Hillman said about the possibility of Manning throwing 600 touchdowns passes in his career. “Everybody keeps saying he’s getting old, but his numbers have improved since 2011. So I think he’s getting better and better. Who knows; the man can probably play another six years.”

Hillman, who had his second straight impact game, rushing 14 times for 74 yards and two touchdowns, and hauling in four catches for 29 yards, spoke highly of Manning’s attitude and approach to the game.

“You become a fan, especially me seeing him in the locker room every day: how he approaches the game, how he’s working, how he practices,” Hillman said. “You’re just in awe of how great he is. You just have to try to learn from him and pick up what he does. He’s a pro’s pro, so pros can learn from him about how to play the game.”

Denver next hosts the San Diego Chargers on Thursday Night Football. You can listen to the game on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

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