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18 Peyton Manning QB
Height/Weight: 6-5/230 | Birthdate: 3/24/1976 | Birthplace: New Orleans, LA, USA | Team: Denver | College: Tennessee | NFL Experience: 17 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 5.11
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Peyton Manning likes compliment from Thomas


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/11/2014) Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas said quarterback Peyton Manning's arm is getting stronger, and Manning is excited to hear that.

"I like having that feedback," Manning said. "I can learn a lot off of that. I do the same thing for receivers. I tell receivers, 'Wow, you're really coming out of the stance, I'm having to throw the ball a lot sooner to keep you from outrunning.' ... Any time a player gives you feedback, I take that seriously and hopefully that means making some progress."


Improved Peyton Manning could play three more years


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/2/2014) Despite being 38 years old, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is "playing the best football of his professional life," reports the Denver Post.

"Am I better? I am a different quarterback, I think," Manning said. "Am I throwing 60-yard passes downfield throughout the game? No. But I like to kid that I can throw a really accurate 10-yard pass. A pretty good 20-yard pass. And if I get really crazy, maybe the occasional 47-yard pass."

The report says Manning is likely to keep playing through the 2016 season, when his five-year contract with the Broncos expires. 

"Anytime you sign a five-year contract — it's really five one-year deals in many ways — I think that needs to be your goal," Manning said. "The team made plans to where they want a quarterback for this long so they can then fill spots here and there. That's what you try to do. You understand that when you get to this age — and John (Elway) understands."


Peyton Manning: I'm not 100 percent yet


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who threw an NFL-record 55 touchdowns last season, said on the "Late Show with David Letterman" that he's not back to where he was before his 2011 neck surgery, reports NFL.com.

"I'm not 100 percent compared to what I was before my surgery, but I have made strides each season and this year felt a lot better than the year before," he said. "But these nerves just go at their own pace. It's not like it's going to have this immediate recovery one day."

Manning said his accuracy did not return immediately following the surgery.

"It was weak and I lost awareness of my arm in space, a proprioception issue," he said. "So I just use to sit in front of a mirror and go through my throwing motions, trying to get the feel back the way I always thrown before. I was trying to throw to some receivers, so I would throw to you and the ball would go (points finger) there. That was very scary."

Manning, 38, is entering his 17th season.

Could Peyton Manning throw less in 2014?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/17/2014) Peyton Manning might be asked to throw less so "the offense can be more," ESPN speculated on Thursday. Manning threw 659 passes last season, completing 450 of them (68.3 pct.) for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. The yardage and touchdowns are NFL records. 

The thought process behind Manning being asked to throw less is that it would accentuate the run game and give the offense (read: Manning) more of an opportunity to build confidence in the running backs, namely Montee Ball.

No one on the Broncos has come out and suggested Manning will throw less. He still passed 583 times in 2012, seventh-most that year. Expect Manning to still throw plenty in 2014.


Peyton Manning excited for Emmanuel Sanders


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/16/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning recently spent time working out at Duke University with some of his receivers, including newest addition Emmanuel Sanders. Manning said "it was good to get some good work with him." 

Sanders is expected to replace the departed Eric Decker, and Manning said they have a lot of work to do.

"I'm excited about playing with him," Manning said.


Will Broncos ask Peyton Manning to restructure?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Now that Peyton Manning has been officially cleared for the 2014 season, the Broncos could look to restructure his contract, reports ProFootballTalk.com. Manning will count $17.5 million against the cap this year, and the team could create more than $9 million in cap space by converting $14 million of his salary to a signing bonus.

That would enable Denver to be more active in free agency this month. But it would boost Manning's 2015 and 2016 cap numbers to a whopping $26 million. The report said the Broncos have yet to approach Manning about reworking his deal.


Peyton Manning cleared for 2014 season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been fully cleared following his physical, and he's officially ready for the 2014 season, reports the Denver Post. There is no issue with his surgically-repaired neck, the report said.

The clearance means Manning is guaranteed $20 million this year. Manning, who turns 38 this month, enters the season 17 touchdown passes shy of Brett Favre's career record of 508.


Peyton Manning's neck exam is Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will get his surgically-repaired neck examined Monday, reports ESPN.com. The team fully expects Manning, who played the Pebble Beach Pro-Am after the Super Bowl, to be cleared for the 2014 season.

The exam is required in Manning's contract, which includes $20 million guaranteed for 2014. Manning threw an NFL-record 55 touchdowns last season and picked up his fifth MVP award.


Peyton Manning: 'Not an easy pill to swallow'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was somewhat terse discussing his team's Super Bowl humiliation. After an avalance of Denver mistakes that included a safety on the first snap, four turnovers and poor special teams play, Manning said: "Certainly to finish this way is very disappointing. It is not an easy pill to swallow, but eventually, you have to."

Manning set a Super Bowl record with 34 completions, but they went for just 280 yards. Much of his production came after the outcome was long decided.


Peyton Manning flops in Super Bowl debacle


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) The Broncos' Peyton Manning put together the greatest regular season by a quarterback in NFL history, throwing for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. That made his Super Bowl performance all the more surprising.

Looking helpless in the face of a fierce Seattle defense, Manning failed to lead his team to a first-quarter first down and threw two interceptions in the first half. Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned the second pick 69 yards for a touchdown, after end Cliff Avril hit Manning's arm on the throw. Manning lost a fumble in the fourth quarter.

Manning finished 34 of 49 for 280 yards, including a meaningless 14-yard touchdown to Demaryius Thomas at the end of the third quarter. Manning followed that up by finding Wes Welker for a 2-point conversion. Manning's 34 completions set a Super Bowl record.

Still, it was a dismal end to a glorious season.


Peyton Manning achieves dubious feat


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning achieved a dubious distinction in the first half of the Super Bowl. After throwing an interception that Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith returned 69 yards for a touchdown, Manning is now responsible for the two longest pick-sixes in Super Bowl history.

In Super Bowl 42, Saints cornerback Tracy Porter returned a Manning interception 74 yards for a score.


Peyton Manning, Knowshon Moreno ready for Super Bowl


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) and running back Knowshon Moreno (ribs) head the list of Denver probables who will suit up in the Super Bowl. Manning is seeking his second Super Bowl victory, Moreno his first.

Peyton Manning wins fifth MVP award


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2014) On the night before the Super Bowl, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was awarded his fifth Most Valuable Player award during Saturday's NFL Honors awards show.

With the award, Manning became the all-time record-holder for MVP trophies. He was also awarded the 2013 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award.

Manning led the Broncos to the single-season scoring record. He also completed 450 of 659 passes (68.3 percent) and broke the single-season record for passing yards (5,477) and touchdowns (55).

Peyton Manning: Champ Bailey will retire before moving


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Peyton Manning has weighed in on the possible move to safety for aging cornerback and Broncos teammate Champ Bailey. The quarterback believes it will never happen.

"He'll stop playing when he can't be a cornerback anymore," Manning told USA Today.

Bailey seemed to confirm the view of his former SEC rival.

"Most corners at my age either retire, stink it up or they move to safety," Bailey said. "History says that's the way it plays out. ... I'm not going to be running a 4.1 like I did when I was 22 but I also know I'm a lot smarter. I've got a lot more experience, and I still play corner. I'm not going to move anywhere any time soon."


Eli Manning thought Peyton Manning was done after surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Giants quarterback Eli Manning thought Peyton Manning was done after neck surgery, according to the New York Daily News.

"I saw him after that first surgery, this neck surgery, and I was pretty much convinced that he was done," Manning said. Manning said the first time he played catch with his brother, Peyton could barely throw the ball 15 yards. Eli added that he even had doubts during the preseason, when he saw Peyton and wondered whether it was going to work. "It’s been an amazing journey for him and what he’s overcome and for me to watch him to go through it, and the dedication to work has been inspiring," Manning said.


Peyton Manning: I do throw ducks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has no problem with the claim written in a column earlier in January by Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman that he "throws ducks."

Sherman called Manning the smartest quarterback in the NFL and praised his passes as accurate and on time. But he added what seemed like an insult to anyone but Manning.

"I believe it's true as well," Manning told the Denver Post. "I'd say he's a smart player. I don't think it's a real reach what he's saying there. I do throw ducks. I've thrown a lot of yards and touchdowns ducks so I'm actually quite proud of it."


Peyton Manning more comfortable in Denver this season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning admitted he's felt much more comfortable in Denver this year.

At his last media session before the Super Bowl, Manning told reporters, "last year, I felt like a visitor the entire time, like that locker was just mine for a couple of months." He said things changed this season, and he's much more comfortable. Last season was Manning's first with a different team since being drafted by the Colts in 1998. He spent 14 seasons in Indianapolis.


Peyton Manning: I won't avoid Richard Sherman


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has no plans to shy away from the side of the field manned by Seahawks premier cornerback Richard Sherman in the Super Bowl. He believes that would preclude him from throwing to his top target.

"On the teams I played on, I've always had some real good receivers, and we felt like we had to try to get them the ball," Manning told Pro Football Talk. "That was the best way for us to win. This team is no different."

Sherman is likely to cover Demaryius Thomas, though the Broncos also boast three other explosive pass-catchers in Wes Welker, Eric Decker and tight end Julius Thomas.


Peyton Manning praises former head coach


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning gave a lot of credit to Lions head coach Jim Caldwell Tuesday.

Manning said Caldwell was a key to his development as a quarterback. He said he personally called the Lions to vouch for Caldwell. In three seasons as the Colts coach, Caldwell went 26-22. He was fired after the team went 2-14. Manning sat out that entire year due to a neck injury. Prior to being named the Colts head coach, Caldwell was Manning's quarterbacks coach since 2002.


Broncos practicing outside Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) With temperatures in the high 30s, quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos will practice outside Monday rather than use the Jets' indoor facility, reports ESPN. Coach John Fox said Sunday that his preference is to practice outside when possible.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens Tuesday.


Peyton Manning not thinking about retiring


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, 37, said he still enjoys the hard work of preparing for games and is not considering retirement. "I certainly want to continue playing," he said after arriving in New Jersey for the Super Bowl. 

Manning added he's more comfortable playing in cold weather now than he was in 2012, when he was coming off multiple neck procedures.


Jim Irsay: I'm rooting for Peyton Manning in Super Bowl


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2014) Colts owner Jim Irsay claimed he is thrilled that long-time Indianapolis and current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has earned a shot at winning another Super Bowl.

"I couldn't be happier because he will forever be a Colt and a part of so many years of greatness here," he told the Indianapolis Star. "I'm just really rooting for him to get that second ring. That would be awesome.

"And we're obviously on track; actually we're past where we thought we would be with Andrew (Luck). If Peyton had stayed, it would have been a joke with what we could have been able to field in 2012. ... It was just an impossibility."


Pressure-free Peyton Manning throws for 400 yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) With the Patriots failing to generate any semblance of a pass rush, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 32 of 43 throws for 400 yards and two touchdowns in the AFC Championship Game victory. New England got no sacks or hits on Manning.

Manning missed Eric Decker in the end zone on Denver's second drive before finding tight end Jacob Tamme for a 1-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter. Off play-action, Manning hit Demaryius Thomas for a 3-yard touchdown  in the third quarter. Manning also had a scoring pass dropped by tight end Julius Thomas.

New England lost top corner Aqib Talib to a knee injury in the second quarter, and Manning exploited that by finding Demaryius Thomas seven times for 134 yards.

Manning's turnover-free performance was the third 400-yard effort of his postseason career, and the first time a Bill Belichick-coached Patriots team gave up 400 passing yards. Manning will face the Seahawks or 49ers in Super Bowl XLVIII.


Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas ready to roll


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) and No. 1 wideout Demaryius Thomas (calf) are active as expected for the AFC Championship Game vs. the Patriots.

Broncos list eight as probable for title clash


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Broncos should be at full strength for the AFC Championship game against New England. All eight players on their Friday injury report are probable, including quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (calf).

The others are safeties Duke Ihenacho (knee) and Mike Adams (thigh), tight end Joel Dreessen (knee), tackle Winston Justice (finger), guard Chris Kuper (ankle) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (thumb).