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QB Peyton Manning - Denver Broncos

6-5, 230Born: 3-24-1976College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 1, pick 1

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General News (Sat Jan 31): may make a decision on whether he plans to return for another season in the near future, according to his dad, Archie Manning. Archie thinks his son will make his decision "maybe in the next week or two." "He's given a lot of thought to it," Archie Manning said. "My advice for him is to go through the process, get away a little bit, let your leg heal, give it a lot of thought and decide what you're going to do ... (I) think he's taken a good evaluation of where he is physically." Manning said he feels comfortable in almost any offense "aside from the Delaware Blue Hen Wing T." He said that a change to a new offensive philosophy by head coach Gary Kubiak shouldn't be a problem. Manning also said he's not worried at all about no passing the physical he's due to take March 1. His $19 million salary for the 2015 season would become guaranteed March 9 if he decides to come back, and he'll have to pass a physical to make sure he's good to go. "I don't see that physical being that significant to tell you the truth as far as that revelation," Manning said. "I feel pretty confident that I would pass that physical and my neck is in good shape."

General News (Tue Jan 27): remains unsure of his future with the team, but head coach Gary Kubiak said he plans to sit down with Manning and talk about their relationship moving forward. Kubiak doesn't think the difference in his offensive style will be a big deal if Manning decides to come back for another year. "Well, it's easy to build a playbook for him," Kubiak said. "I mean, he's been the master at it for many, many years, and you're talking about a Hall of Fame player, Hall of Fame person." Manning plans to return in 2015, pending the results of his annual physical, according to three sources The Denver Post's Woody Paige trusts.

Week 21: bye week

Recent Stats and Projections

17 vs OAK 21 37 273 0 0 1 -5 0 1
19 vs IND 26 46 211 1 0 0 0 0 1

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 19 vs IND (26 / 46 / 211 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Manning's end-of-year struggles culminated in one of the worst games of his entire career in a season-ending loss to his former franchise, the Indianapolis Colts. Denver's game started well, with a touchdown on their opening drive, (partially aided by a roughing the passer call on 3rd-and-5). On the drive, Manning completed a 32 yard deep pass down the left sideline to Julius Thomas to get Denver down to the goal line. Unfortunately, it would be Manning's only deep completion of the entire game, as his next seven attempts fell incomplete, including a stunning six overthrown balls. Manning's footwork was sloppy, and he was clearly trying too hard to force the ball downfield. His next few deep passes just barely missed, but as the game went on, his attempts went further and further astray. Manning also attempted to pick on the Colts' star cornerback, Vontae Davis, throwing 11 passes to five different players with Davis in coverage, (including a particularly ill-advised throw to fourth-string receiver Andre Caldwell). Those 11 passes yielded just 21 yards and a near-interception. Manning's stubborn focus on Davis and deep passes showed an unwillingness to deviate from a gameplan that clearly wasn't working, and were it not for a few pointless completions in garbage time, Manning would have been rewarded with his worst rate stats in a game since his rookie year. The day after the game, stories began to surface that Manning had suffered a severe quad tear in week 15 against the San Diego Chargers, which might help explain his especially poor performance in the biggest game of the season for Denver.


Latest News

Broncos | Offense to be catered to Peyton Manning (Sat Apr 18, 09:07 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning won't be forced into a playbook that doesn't suit his gifts, according to head coach Gary Kubiak, and Kubiak added that it has been easy to mix his playbook with the playbook Denver used last season.

Our View: This has to be the case. Kubiak's system is built for a more athletic quarterback to work from under center. Manning loves to work from the shotgun, and he is not fleet afoot. The two will work diligently to meld the two systems to create the best offense possible for the Broncos in 2015.
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