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Peyton Manning | Quarterback

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/24/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Tennessee
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Peyton Manning completed 21-of-27 passes for 243 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
Manning did the damage in just one half of action, and found a connection with new toy Emmanuel Sanders (5-128-2). Through three preseason games, he's now 43-of-54 (79.6 percent) for 423 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. We still don't like him as a first-round fantasy pick as he'll be facing a tougher schedule, lost touchdown-scorer Eric Decker and will have to regress some off last year's historic campaign. Quarterback is fantasy's deepest position and it isn't even close. Aug 23 - 11:41 PM

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Peyton Manning looks "as sharp as ever" so far at Broncos camp.

We don't doubt that Manning is still going to tear up defenses at age 38, especially with his arm reportedly showing more pop. The concern is that he's facing a much tougher schedule, lost TD scorer Eric Decker and is a lock to naturally regress some off last year's statistically historic campaign. If Peyton ends up close to Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees in weekly scoring, he won't be worth a first-round pick while playing fantasy's deepest position.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 7 - 11:36 AM

The Denver Post would bet on Peyton Manning playing three more seasons.

Manning is 38 and his arm strength is a fraction of what it once was. But he's also playing the best football of his career and got a little rejuvenated by sitting out the 2011 season. Ultimately, how much longer Peyton plays will be determined by how sharply he regresses from last season's MVP performance. We're expecting only a mild decline this year, meaning he would at least keep going through the 2015 season. Manning is under contract through 2016.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 2 - 8:21 AM

Peyton Manning admitted that the strength in his throwing arm is still not where it was prior to neck surgery.

The nerves in Manning's neck and arm continue to rejuvenate slowly. "Maybe I can't throw the 100 mile-an-hour fastball anymore, but I can still strike you out, picking my spots, working the plate," he said. "I don't make the same kind of throws I used to make, I try to use the cerebral part, use my experience." That style was good enough for a record-breaking 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns last season. Arm strength is not a real factor when projecting Manning's numbers.
Source: ESPN.com
May 7 - 9:25 AM

The NFL will investigate whether Peyton Manning and Adam Gase broke any NFL rules while visiting Alabama coach Nick Saban last week.

The 2011 collective bargaining agreement prevents coaches and players from having individual meetings prior to the beginning of offseason programs. Saban admitted Gase and Manning were on campus together, but insisted Gase and Manning were not involved in any football related meetings together. It is unclear what punishment Manning or Gase would face if found guilty, but it would likely be a wrist slap at most.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 19 - 11:20 AM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold says Peyton Manning "might be asked to throw less so the offense can be more" this season.

We don't see it. The Broncos led the league by a wide margin in points per game (37.9), yards per game (457.3) and first downs (435) last season, earning the AFC's No. 1 seed for the second straight season. Why change what works? Manning projects to regress a bit off last year's record-setting campaign, but 4,600 yards and 35+ touchdowns on something around 600 attempts is the floor.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 17 - 8:39 AM

Peyton Manning has been fully cleared for the 2014 season following a Monday exam on his neck.

Because Manning underwent four neck surgeries in 2011, including a fusion, he has an annual checkup to ensure he's capable of taking the abuse an NFL quarterback absorbs weekly. As expected, doctors found no surprises or complications. Manning will turn 38 later this month and his arm strength leaves a lot to be desired, but he'll be our No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2014. With an elite supporting cast and healthy Ryan Clady, he shouldn't fall too far short of the mind-blowing 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards he posted last season. Manning is under contract through the 2016 season.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 3 - 11:58 AM

Peyton Manning's neck exam with the Broncos' medical staff will take place on Monday.

Manning passed his exit physical and recently participated in a high-profile Pro-Am golf tournament. The Broncos may be holding their breath a bit before the exam, but no complications are expected. Manning has undergone four career neck surgeries, including a spinal fusion that cost him the entire 2011 season. On the off chance Monday's checkup does reveal additional neck problems, the Broncos could void Manning's $15 million base salary.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 2 - 3:41 PM

Peyton Manning is expected to visit with doctors in Denver next week to evaluate his neck fusion.

Manning has said repeatedly that he intends on playing in 2014. He had a similar exam following the 2012 season and his physical isn't expected to reveal any issues with his surgically-repaired neck. "He should be fine," GM John Elway confirmed. Manning is set to make $15 million next season and is signed through 2016.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 21 - 9:47 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer "guesses" Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will offer Peyton Manning a John Elway-style CEO role when Manning's playing days are over.

According to reporter Mary Kay Cabot, Haslam "loves" Manning, and the two are "great friends." Guessing Haslam hires Manning presupposes Haslam will avoid federal prison in the Pilot Flying J investigation. Even if Haslam ends up beating the feds and keeping the Browns, there's no telling how things might look in Cleveland by the time Manning retires. Haslam's tenure has thus far been marred by rash, hair-trigger decision making. He appears to have little idea of what he's doing.
Feb 11 - 7:40 PM

Speaking at Tuesday's season-ending presser, Broncos executive VP John Elway said he's "going to keep building" like Peyton Manning will return for 2014.

"Well, we’re going to keep building like Peyton’s going to be here, and when Peyton decides to hang ‘em up, we have expectations hopefully to make that transition." Manning has already said he'll only call it a career if his March physical reveals issues with his surgically-repaired neck. Manning is due $15 million in 2014, which is an absolute steal based on his 2013 production.
Feb 4 - 8:07 PM

The Seahawks blitzed Peyton Manning on 6-of-51 dropbacks in Super Bowl 48.

Just as former Seattle DC Gus Bradley's Jaguars did in Week 6, the Seahawks balked at blitzing and instead leaned on pressure from their defensive front four combined with physical press coverage on the perimeter to disrupt Manning's timing with his receivers. Denver only had mild passing success on screens and quick slants to Demaryius Thomas, and checkdown-type completions to Wes Welker in garbage time. The Seahawks didn't do anything exotic to destroy the Broncos. They were simply the superior football team.
Feb 3 - 4:42 PM

Peyton Manning completed 34-of-49 throws for 280 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions as the Broncos were dismantled by the Seahawks in Super Bowl 48, losing 43-8.

On the first play from scrimmage, C Manny Ramirez's shotgun snap sailed over an unprepared Manning's head and deep into the end zone, where Knowshon Moreno jumped on it for a safety. At 12 seconds in, the safety was the fastest score in Super Bowl history, passing Devin Hester's 14-second kick return against Peyton's Colts. Under heavy duress all night long, Manning was intercepted on a late first-quarter "duck" by SS Kam Chancellor, and in the second quarter on yet another tipped "duck" by LB Malcolm Smith, who sprinted 69 yards to the house. The Broncos didn't get on the board until Manning's 14-yard TD to Demaryius Thomas on the final play of the third quarter. Denver was exposed as the clearly inferior team in Super Bowl 48, but it takes away little from arguably the greatest single season in NFL history. Manning will push for first-round status in 2014 fantasy drafts.
Feb 2 - 9:58 PM

Sunday's forecast for Super Bowl 48 in Rutherford, N.J. currently calls for temperatures in the 40s and a slight chance of rain.

All things considered, it's shaping up to be a nice day in the New York/New Jersey area. Weather.com calls for a high of 50 degrees for the day, low winds in the 4-7 MPH range, and a 20 percent chance of rain at game time. Peyton Manning and the Broncos' air attack shouldn't be affected whatsoever. The coldest Super Bowl ever was the Cowboys vs. Dolphins in 1972 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans when temperatures dropped down to 39 degrees. Super Bowl 48 may rival it, but we're not going to see anything drastic weather-wise.
Source: Weather.com
Feb 2 - 10:59 AM

Associated Press named Peyton Manning its 2013 Most Valuable Player.

Manning surprisingly wasn't a unanimous winner, receiving 49 of a possible 50 votes. (Someone, absurdly, voted for Tom Brady.) In one of the greatest single NFL seasons of all-time, Peyton broke the records for passing yards (5,477) and touchdowns (55) en route to leading the Broncos to Super Bowl 48, completing 68.3 percent of his passes with a 115.1 quarterback rating. Manning also took home Offensive Player of the Year honors, with LeSean McCoy (10), Brady (1), Russell Wilson (1), and Drew Brees (1) also receiving votes. The MVP award is Manning's fifth of his career, but just his first since 2009.
Feb 1 - 8:21 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Zac Dysert
RB1Montee Ball
2Ronnie Hillman
3C.J. Anderson
4Juwan Thompson
5Kapri Bibbs
GLB1Montee Ball
2Ronnie Hillman
3RB1Montee Ball
2Ronnie Hillman
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Cody Latimer
4Nathan Palmer
WR21Wes Welker
2Emmanuel Sanders
3Isaiah Burse
4Bennie Fowler
WR31Emmanuel Sanders
TE1Julius Thomas
2Jacob Tamme
3Virgil Green
4Cameron Morrah
5Gerell Robinson
K1Matt Prater
2Brandon McManus