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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.

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Recent Stats and Projections

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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.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning not worried about physical (Fri Jan 30, 01:55 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (quadriceps) 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.'

Our View: The physical he takes in early March will just be a confirmation for the team...and it will fully guarantee his 2015 salary of $21.5 million. We have a feeling that Manning will come back, and he will make a decision around the Scouting Combine.
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Broncos | Peyton Manning not worried about offense (Fri Jan 30, 01:01 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Peyton 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.

Our View: Manning, a historian of the game, broke off a Tubby Raymond blast this morning in a press conference. That's pretty solid. Kubiak made Matt Schaub work, and we have no doubts Manning would be a very productive in Denver's new system.
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Broncos | Peyton Manning's decision may come soon (Fri Jan 30, 12:43 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning 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.'

Our View: Manning isn't going to keep everyone waiting around. He knows the team needs to know which way they're moving forward. We think his decision will be to return in 2015, and we'd imagine that sometime around the Scouting Combine we'll find out.
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Broncos | Peyton Manning plans to return (Wed Jan 21, 10:48 AM) - Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning plans to return in 2015, pending the results of his annual physical, according to three sources The Denver Post's Woody Paige trusts.

Our View: This is what most expected, but it will take some time to see if he can pass his yearly physical. The test results were learned at the beginning of March last season. The team has requested a decision from him by March 9. Manning has a $21.5 million cap number in 2015, but he could be asked to restructure his deal if the Broncos need extra money to sign free agents like Demaryius Thomas.
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Broncos | Kubiak plans to talk with Peyton Manning (Tue Jan 20, 05:08 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning 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.'

Our View: You can easily make the argument that Brock Osweiler is a better fit for Kubiak's system (bootlegs, roll outs) than Peyton Manning. However, for a coach like Kubiak it would be relatively simple to adapt a system towards Manning's skill set. We still believe he's coming back for another season, but we may not know for at least another few weeks.
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