Gary Kubiak downplays importance of Peyton Manning workout
On Thursday, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak told reporters that Peyton Manning had a “big workout” coming on Saturday. Now that it’s over, Kubiak is backtracking a bit.
“I need to shut up,” Kubiak said Saturday after the session, via ProFootballTalk. “It was a workout. It was good. They were all good workouts this week. He probably worked harder today than he did the other two days, in all honesty, but it was a real good workout.”
Kubiak was non-committal on what the workout would mean for Manning’s status in practice this week or for action next weekend.
“There is nothing — it’s just, ‘Let’s go. Let’s have a good week. Let’s work.’ That’s what he did,” Kubiak said. “I won’t go beyond that.”
It’s clear that the Broncos would like to have Manning available for the playoffs, assuming they get there. Brock Osweiler has been good enough but not a world-beater since taking over as Manning tries to overcome an injured foot. Of course, Manning may yet need surgery, and the Broncos may prefer Osweiler anyway, especially if there’s no way to get Manning fully healthy before the playoffs.