The Denver Broncos have been on a hot streak since signing Peyton Manning before the 2012 season. They are 38-10 with a Super Bowl appearance since luring him to the Rockies. I’m sure many Denver fans expected a Super Bowl win by now, but you can’t be too disappointed, can you?
I’m a life-long fan of the Indianapolis Colts. I understand some of their frustration with making the postseason every year, but often falling short of the main prize. Manning played for the Colts for 13 seasons and managed one Super Bowl win. He is proof that you can have the best quarterback in the league, but you need a complete team (and a little luck) to win the big one.
If Denver doesn’t win the Super Bowl this season, will Peyton’s tenure be viewed as a failure?
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Ever since Peyton Manning had major neck surgery, he’s taken the offseason to figure out if he’s healthy enough for another season. He’s been checked out by doctors and it appears he’s ready to play another season for the Denver Broncos.
Fans were worried about Peyton’s health after he struggled with velocity late in the season. I even wondered if he had enough left in the tank. It turned out that he was dealing with a significant thigh injury.
Denver has other issues going into next season. Many of Peyton’s targets are now free agents. Can Denver afford to sign them all?
A few weeks ago, I wrote something about Peyton Manning. I pointed out that for the last month, Manning hasn’t been the same. I ascertained that he injured himself sometime after the San Diego game.
He has been listed on the Denver’s injury report as having a thigh injury, but only missed one practice. He suffered the injury against the St. Louis Rams. The injury report was pretty vague as it only listed Manning as having a ‘thigh injury.’
Well, it turns out Manning tore right quad and has been playing injured since. The Broncos have relied on running back C.J. Anderson more and more down the stretch.
Quad injuries can be quite painful. Quarterbacks with the injury get no power behind their throws. It explains why many have wondered what happened to Manning’s arm strength.