Today’s Random Player From The Baseball Project That May Or May Not Amount To Anything is Todd Helton. Most fans know of Todd Helton as the first baseman for the Colorado Rockies. In his final game at Coors Field he homered in his first at-bat, which when you consider how most careers end this is about as storybook as you can really ask for. But today’s fun fact about Helton has nothing to do with baseball. He also played football at Tennessee and as quarterback he suffered a knee injury and was replaced by an insurance salesman. That salesman was named Peyton Manning.