Peyton Manning is now a member of the Denver Broncos. Although it will most certainly be weird seeing him wearing an Orange jersey, what won’t be weird is seeing him in command of an offensive unit again like just about no one else in NFL history. Some would argue that despite winning one Super Bowl, his playoff resume isn’t too stellar. I would argue that half the teams in the league (if not more) should have been lining up for his services the day the Colts released him. He’s a top 5 QB of all-time. He’s a leader and winner in every sense of the word. He’s the most prepared player I’ve ever seen. And he’s a class-act (as is his brother – nice job, Archie). No matter what the Broncos offensive personnel is, he instantly makes everyone on that side of the ball better. His decision-making, quick release and accuracy are simply light years ahead of the guy he replaced, who’s now a NY Jet. Imagine how happy John Elway must be that he doesn’t have to answer Tim Tebow questions anymore. In the realm of things, Manning really doesn’t get hit or sacked all that much. If he says he’s ready to play, I believe him and I’m not going to worry about his neck. Get him under center. Watch the wins come. I say 10 of them. Minimum.
10 wins – guaranteed