Broncos ticket holders got a good look at Peyton Manning yesterday and had to like what they saw. From all reports, Manning was throwing the ball with authority, hitting receivers on their routes, and looking for all the world like the Manning of old. That’s good news for the Denver Broncos and NFL fans in general.
It’s been almost a year and a half since Peyton Manning was under center in an NFL practice and there were doubts that he would ever be in this position again. But after a whirlwind tour of the NFL Manning found a home in Denver and immediately unseated Tim Tebow, who ended up in New York. Now it’s time to cement his timing with his receivers and learn a new offense, which shouldn’t be a great problem for a quarterback with the study habits of Peyton Manning. And to him, this time is where you settle into a comfort zone with the guys catching your passes.
“I’ve always believed you develop your timing for your passing game in the offseason, I don’t think you can just show up in September and expect to be on the same page,” Manning said in an interview with ESPN.
What’s it all add up to? Probably bad news for the Broncos opponents. If there’s one thing hanging in the background it’s that first hit from a blitzer. Until then we can only admire the future Hall of fame quarterback in his comeback bid.