While the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots face off in the AFC Championship Game, Broncos fans could witness Peyton Manning’s final home game.
It just seems so surreal to even think about it. But when Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos take the field on Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, it could be the last home game that we see him trot on to the field.
It makes me a bit upset that this could be the final chance we will see him in Denver. As I sit here writing this piece, all I can think about it how much he has done for the Broncos organization in his time here.
Never, in a million years at the time, would I have thought that Manning would have chosen to come to the Mile High City. But he chose the Denver Broncos, and he has given his all time in and time out. If it was not for his efforts, this Broncos team might not have been what it is today.
In my honest opinion, I believe that he helped put the Broncos back into the AFC’s Elite. They were working their way up there, but Manning provided the big puzzle piece needed. And to this day, I am still grateful for all that he has done for the organization.
Coming to the Broncos during the 2012 offseason, he was written off because of the neck surgeries he had. No one gave the Broncos a real chance even though they have signed one of the best quarterback’s to play the game.
For the first two years, he proved them wrong as he led the Broncos to a 26-6 record and the team’s first Super Bowl appearance since 1999. While he has been on the decline for the past season and a half, his heart for the game goes without question.
With how this season has gone, as a fan base, we need to look and note what he has done for the Broncos organization. It all started with a team that enjoyed it’s first playoff success with a quarterback that brought more miracles to the team than we can count.
I always think back to the offseason of 2012. In a complete shocking move by the Indianapolis Colts, the team decided to part ways with the signal caller. From there, it would all begin.
For my tribute to Peyton Manning, I am going to reflect on his career with the Denver Broncos. And it all started on March 20th, 2012.
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