Sep 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
It’s another milestone week potentially for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, and Terrance Knighton wants a piece of the action.
Manning is approaching his 500th touchdown pass, so unless the Broncos deliberately run the ball into the end zone every time they have an opportunity to score, this figures to be the game that Manning hits that mark and the players know it means a lot for him, even though he might say it doesn’t.
“I hope they throw it to me,” Knighton said.
One of those players is defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who is hilarious, but not joking when he says he wants to be the one who catches Manning’s 500th touchdown pass. After all, Manning has thrown one to Mitch Unrein, right? I stumbled across this awesome quote from DenverBroncos.com:
"“I hope they throw it to me,” Knighton said. “The more records he breaks, the more older he realizes he’s getting. I’m just happy to be a part of it and to watch him. He works hard, he expects perfection in practice from himself and other guys.”“It’ll be a milestone for him. He’ll probably brush it off like it’s another touchdown, but I know it means a lot to him, and ultimately it’s about winning. It’ll mean a lot more to him to reach that milestone and leave the game with a ‘W.’”"
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For Knighton, a former wide receiver, perhaps a look as a fullback on offense like Unrein isn’t out of the question. It will be very interesting to see how the coaches approach his desire to catch a pass, because Knighton has proven to be one of the Broncos’ best defenders this year at batting down the football, knocking down a pass against the Chiefs and blocking a kick against the Seahawks.
You’ve got to love the way Knighton is approaching things this season, mixing fun with leadership and setting the example on the field. He is proving he was deserving of the captain’s ‘C’ on his chest and I for one would love to see him get this opportunity