Broncos reportedly undecided on Peyton Manning’s future
Peyton Manning is currently working out near his home in New Orleans to prepare for the 2015 season. While he has yet to have his annual physical with the Denver Broncos, all indications are that Manning will play at least another season.
According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, John Elway and the Broncos have yet to decide if they want Manning back. In fact, Cole isn’t ruling out the possibility of the team failing Peyton when he takes his physical.
“At this point in his career, the Broncos could fail Peyton Manning for any reason, including the four neck surgeries that he has already had,” Cole reported Tuesday. “In talking to sources close to the team, there’s a big question here about whether the Broncos want to bring him back for one more year. They’re going to have to feel very comfortable about this.”
Manning has reportedly been convinced that he can work well with Gary Kubiak, who has replaced John Fox as Denver’s head coach. That said, Kubiak has always employed a run-first system and the Broncos might feel that they don’t need to spend $19 million on a quarterback in that type of offense.
“John Elway said at his end of the year press conference that he thinks Manning has one more year left,” Cole added. “He’s probably going to stand by that, but I will say this — it is probably only one more year.”
It should be noted that Manning still threw 39 touchdown passes and racked up nearly 5,000 yards in 2014, so his sharp decline down the stretch likely had more to do with this injury than anything else. Still, he is 39 and his best days are behind him. We cant rule anything out until an official announcement is made.