Brett Favre toiled for 16 seasons, in and out of retirement, in order to preserve his all-time touchdown record, which still stands at 508.
His response to a lifetime achievement changing hands?
"Oh, well," Favre said live on NFL Network's NFL GameDay Morning.
He added: "I don't really care to be honest with you and I mean that with no disrespect. I think the world of Peyton. I'm not surprised that he's going to break it."
Favre took the high road when asked about Manning breaking the record in a passing league that looks almost nothing like it did when Favre entered the league in 1991.
"Well, it is a little more prolific today, but I don't want to take anything away from what he's done," Favre said. "Drew Brees, I think if he continues to play, we know he'll be prolific. He could put up astronomical numbers as well. But it's becoming a different era."
Favre also weighed in on the news of the week: the Percy Harvin trade. The receiver was a former teammate of Favre's in Minnesota.
"I was surprised that that trade happened," he said. "I have no idea why it happened. Percy was a good guy in the locker room, really quiet. You know, he had a migraine issue, I don't know where that is. But I'm really not at a position to make many comments because I don't know other than what my dealings were with Percy, and they were great. I thought he was an outstanding player."
When asked if Harvin would be able to handle the media in New York -- especially after his dirty laundry was aired -- Favre had this:
"They may try to pick him apart there. How he will react to that, I have no idea. You know, I would be assuming anything. But hopefully they will protect him a little bit as he transitions into the rest of this season, and he can just play. And, you know, that's gonna be easier said than done. He can be a little combative, but I say that in a good way. Percy's all about doing whatever he can to help the team win, and he is tough as nails. And, really, that's all he cares about."