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.