Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) reacts against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Peyton Manning is the Broncos best option at quarterback.
That’s a very, very good thing Broncos Country.
The fact that he was playing through a torn right quad really explains a lot. While his numbers may have went down before the injury occurred, that was more due to the fact that the Broncos shifted to an offensive ground-and-pound approach.
Many critics choose to continuously point out his lack of arm strength, but he’s never had a incredibly strong arm to begin with. Manning always has made up for that with hours upon hours of preparation and pinpoint accuracy.
In truth, Brock Osweiler looks ready to take over at quarterback. But with a healthy Manning ready to give it one last go at a Super Bowl title, there’s simply no competition.
If the “The Sheriff” is healthy and ready to go by training camp, there’s no reason to believe that he won’t be capable of leading the Broncos back to the big game.
With a different result this time, of course.