Peyton Manning during Minicamp at the Denver Broncos training facility. (Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

Osweiler Has Better Arm Strength Than Manning?

The debate about Peyton Manning’s arm strength continues on. I’m not sure who Chris Corbellini of Fox Sports talked to after OTA’s and the mandatory minicamp, but this is what he writes in his most recent article.

“The consensus after organized team activities and minicamp practices is that Manning’s arm strength isn’t quite there yet. In fact, the strongest thrower in Day 1 of the minicamp was rookie Brock Osweiler, a 6-foot-7 project who rifles his passes around the field.” – Chris Corbellini (Fox Sports) 

While there’s no doubt that Osweiler has a strong arm, is that all that really matters? Let me break it down.

In ’09-’10 Manning passed for 4,500 yards. That same year he completed just 30.5% of his passes when passing from beyond 21 yards. That means that even if Manning never regains his arm strength, he can still be effective.

The effectiveness questions will be put to rest in week one when the Broncos host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night football. Until then, we have to endure more of this garbage.

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  • ArrowFan

    If it where me I would not be dismissing any reports as garbage.  Everyone knows that Manning was a gamble, all be one that I wish the KC could have taken.

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  • ArrowFan

    If it where me I would not be dismissing any reports as garbage.  Everyone knows that Manning was a gamble, all be it one that I wish the Chiefs could have taken.

  • DougEngland

    They also claimed that Ryan Leaf had a stronger arm than Manning.
    Shoot I’d be surprised if Osweiller doesn’t have a stronger arm than Brady, Brees and Eli.

  • calchiefsfan

    Remember when everyone was gushing over the fact that Jamarcus Russel could throw a 60 yard pass while on his knees? Peyton is going to be dissecting defenses all year if he stays healthy, (and I hope he does). I don’t think Denver fans are too worried about who has the stronger arm. The biggest question mark for Manning is can his receivers and the o line perform at a high level.
    I’m so looking forward to the Chiefs/Denver games this year. Let’s hope there are 3 of them.