Peyton has more left in the tank.
NFL future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning had a very uneventful year in 2014 after coming up short in the Super Bowl the previous season. Having never had a bad season statistically as a pro, and breaking the NFL record for Touchdown passes in a season just a year before, many felt the 38-year-old quarterback still had plenty left in the tank. Oddsmakers in Las Vegas placed the Manning led Denver Broncos as favorites to make the Super Bowl again but that began to look more doubtful as the season progressed.
At the tail end of the 2014 regular season, Manning, as well as the entire Broncos offense looked anemic, struggling to put points on the board. A stark contrast to the high powered offense they had become known for. For his part, Manning began to show his age, as his passes lacked their usual velocity and accuracy. The teams season came to a close during the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs when the Broncos faltered against Manning’s former team, the Indianapolis Colts. After the game, Peyton not only revealed that he had been battling a severe quad injury for almost 6 weeks, but for the first time, he was seriously contemplating retirement.
According to ESPN, today Manning reassured Denver Broncos general manager John Elway that he will return for the 2015 season. Now with a clean bill of health, he looks to take another shot at the Super Bowl. Manning will have some adjusting to do as the team has hired new head coach Gary Kubiak and look to resign star wide out Demaryius Thomas and explosive tight end Julius Thomas, with neither of the two agreeing to terms as of yet.
Looks like Peyton is getting on his Bret Favre wave – @Rocko_CNK