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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: 18 | Owned/Started%: 100/94 | Average Draft Position: 17.97
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Broncos deny reports of attempted Peyton Manning trade


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) The Broncos denied a report by Denver's 94.1 FM that the team attempted to trade quarterback Peyton Manning to the Texans over the offseason. 

The report cited two official sources, but a pair of denials were quickly issued, refuting the report. 

“The speculation is false, and your report is inaccurate,” Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth told 94.1 on Twitter. 

Manning's agent, Tom Condon also denied the report, telling Pro Football Talk, "Neither the Texans, the Broncos, or Peyton Manning ever talked to me about a trade anywhere."

Manning added a no-trade clause to his contact recently, covering the 2015 season. 


Report: Peyton Manning upset over Demaryius Thomas contract dispute


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is upset that the organization has yet to come to a contract agreement with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting.

The contract dispute is keeping Thomas away from minicamp and precious one-on-one time with Manning.

Thomas caught 111 passes for 1,619 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.


Broncos' Peyton Manning to get more days off this year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning sat out practice on Monday, and he can expect it to happen more often than in the past.

New coach Gary Kubiak wants to manage Manning's practice snaps this year. The reasons are two-fold:  It will help keep the 39-year-old Manning fresh, and it will also give the coaching staff a good look at backup Brock Osweiler.

Kubiak said he was aware that Manning was "not a big fan" of sitting out practice, per the AP. "I just think it's important. I talked to him about it. You want guys that want to practice. They all want to practice. But you try to convince them, 'Hey, I want you there for the long haul and as healthy as you can be and as strong as you can be, and I also want to find out about these guys."


Chargers' Franklin: Rivers more 'approachable' than Manning


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Chargers offensive lineman Orlando Franklin, in an appearance on NBC Sports Network's Pro Football Talk Live, said Philip Rivers is a more "approachable" quarterback than Peyton Manning

Franklin spent the past four years with the Broncos and has played with Manning the past three seasons. He joined the Chargers this offseason as a free agent. 

“[O]ne thing I noticed immediately when I got here is that Philip Rivers is definitely more approachable than Peyton,” Franklin said. “I don’t know if it was because I was a lot younger being that I met Peyton in my second season and now meeting Phillip going into my fifth season but definitely I will say Phillip is more approachable than Peyton.”


Broncos QB Peyton Manning says 2015 will not be farewell tour


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning indicated Tuesday that he does not plan to make the 2015 season a farewell tour, reports The Denver Post.

"I wouldn't call it that," he said.

Manning, 39, is preparing to enter his 18th season and said he feels like a 'young 39.' After attending the first day of voluntary workouts Tuesday, Manning added that he feels good physically.

"I like to think I'm pretty versatile, believe it or not," he said.

Over the last two seasons, Manning has waited until after the season before deciding to return. 


Kubiak: Time for Broncos' backup Brock Osweiler to step up


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler hasn't had much playing time, as Peyton Manning's backup, but coach Gary Kubiak wants to see progress from him.

"I think it's time for Brock to take a big step as a player," Kubiak said, per NFL.com. "A lot of times in this league, the young quarterbacks don't get the opportunity to be behind a player of Peyton's status and learn before they get the opportunity in this league ... I think Brock needs to take advantage of this. But he's going to be very competitive. I'm very impressed with his skills. I'm very impressed with how hard he works in the classroom. I know he's got all of the ability."


Kubiak: Broncos will run no-huddle with Peyton Manning


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Gary Kubiak said he plans to take advantage of future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning when designing the Broncos' offense for next season. 

We'll definitely be running the hurry-up offense," Kubiak said per NFL.com. "Peyton's been the best at the business at it for many years, so that's a strength that we'll stay with."

That doesn't mean everything will be the same for Manning. Kubiak said he planned on having Manning under center more than in recent seasons. 


Broncos' Peyton Manning teases Demaryius Thomas for skipping workout


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) As expected, Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas skipped QB Peyton Manning's offseason passing workout at Duke University last week.

Thomas was tagged by the team, keeping him off the free agent market, and he's in the process of negotiating a long-term contract with the Broncos. He intends to work out on his own until the deal is done. 

Manning spent the week throwing to Broncos pass catchers Owen Daniels, Andre Caldwell, Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer and Virgil Green

Manning poked fun at Thomas by photoshopping him into a group picture, taken at Duke after a workout. 


Kubiak wants Peyton Manning comfortable with playbook


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak wants to make sure that all of his players are comfortable with the new offensive playbook, including quarterback Peyton Manning, reports ESPN.

“I think you prepare to help him call that game throughout the course of the week," Kubiak said. “A lot of people put emphasis on him calling plays at the line, but you’ve also prepared to do that throughout the course of the week, so you, as a coach, 'Here’s what I think is best in that situation.' In a lot of ways you’re still working together. You’re just going about it a different way."

“You never want to put a player in a position where he’s doing something he’s uncomfortable with," Kubiak said. “One of things about having a veteran, especially like Peyton, he’s going to let you know, 'This is what I do best and this is what I feel comfortable with.' That’s what you need to go do as a coach. You might tweak things here or there that you think may help, but you’re never going to take him out of his comfort zone and what he feels like he does best.”

Manning, 39, recently took a pay cut of $4 million to help clear salary cap space for the team.


Broncos' Kubiak: Peyton Manning a good fit for any offense


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Gary Kubiak said that he wasn't worried about fitting quarterback Peyton Manning into his style of offense with the Broncos. 

"I'd pick Peyton Manning for any offense," Kubiak said at a breakfast with the media on Tuesday, per ESPN. "I mean, we're going to go do what he does best. We're not going to go roll out if that's not something that's a strength of our team. We're going to do what he does best. ... I'd pick him any day of the week."


Broncos announce restructuring of Peyton Manning's contract


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) The Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning agreed Thursday on a restructured contract for the 2015 season, the team announced.

"We're glad to work something out with Peyton so that he will be part of our team this season," Broncos executive vice president and general manager John Elway said.

Manning reportedly took a pay cut from $19 million to $15 million for the 2015 season. By announcing the signing, it appears Manning passed his required physical, which was scheduled for Thursday.


Broncos QB Peyton Manning ready to take a pay cut for 2015


(3/4/2015) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is ready to take a pay cut, according to ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen. His salary for 2015 will drop from $19 million to $15 million. 

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter also reports the two sides are near an agreement. CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora later confirmed the report and added he can make the money back in incentives.


Report: Peyton Manning, Broncos working on restructured deal


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) More evidence points to Peyton Manning playing in 2015. 

According to The Denver Post, the Broncos and Manning are working together on a restructured contract. Manning is slated to make $19 million per season in 2015 and 2016. The Broncos could be working on this deal to create some space to bring back receiver Demaryius Thomas and/or tight end Julius Thomas, both of which will be free agents. 

The restructuring of the deal is perhaps why Manning has yet to make an announcement that he's returning for the 2015 season. 

Manning threw for 4,727 yards, 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2014. 


Elway: Peyton Manning hasn't given answer on Broncos return


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Speaking to the media at the combine on Thursday, Broncos general manager John Elway said Peyton Manning's return next season wasn't a certainty.

Manning met with Elway a week ago, and reportedly told him he was mentally and physically ready to return. 

However, Elway said that Manning didn't give the team a definitive answer on whether he'd return. 

Elway made it clear that the team wants Manning to return and believes he will. He also said that the team wasn't holding Manning to a timetable. "Peyton has all the time he needs," Elway said. 


Broncos' Kubiak: No doubt I want Peyton Manning to be our QB


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Broncos coach Gary Kubiak told reporters at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday that there haven't been any assurances quarterback Peyton Manning will play in 2015. However, Kubiak does appear upbeat about Manning's chances of coming back.

"No doubt I want him to be (our quarteback)," Kubiak said, per The Denver Post. "I feel good about where we are right now. It's just time."

Kubiak, who said he has visited with Manning "quite often" in recent weeks, added he is working on developing an offense that plays to Manning's strengths.

“Can he roll out? I think he can do anything he wants to do,” Kubiak said, per ProFootballTalk.com. “You do what your players do best. I’ve been asked over the course of the last month, since I’ve been in Denver, about the bootleg. I had Joe [Flacco] in Baltimore last year and I think we booted maybe 25 times in the season. You do what your players do best. We’re going to run the Denver Broncos Offense, and that’s a big challenge to me right now, meshing things together and getting ready to go do the things that Peyton does so well and has for many, many years."


Broncos' Kubiak expecting Peyton Manning to return next season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) New Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is planning on having quarterback Peyton Manning under center in 2015, reports the Denver Post.

"No, I'm expecting him to come back," Kubiak said. "We want to play with him. This organization has won a lot of games with him and we want to get back and do it again. Expecting him to come back."

Although no formal decision has been made or announced, Kubiak is confident Manning is coming back.

"I don't think there's any hold up at all," Kubiak said. "He and John are working through the process. That's been the plan all along, the way I understand it."

Manning will take a physical by March 5 to determine if he's healthy enough to play and is under contract for $19 million in 2015.


Report: Peyton Manning tells Broncos he's ready to return


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Peyton Manning met with Broncos general manager John Elway and CEO Joe Ellis on Thursday. According to ESPN's Chris Mortenson, Manning informed the team that he is physically and mentally prepared to play another season in 2015.

While in New Orleans at the start of the offseason, Manning got an evaluation from trainer Mackie Shilstone, who gave him a green light. Manning's quad injury that bothered him at the end of the season has completely healed. 

Manning still needs to pass a physical administered between Feb. 23 and March 5, and the team will likely look into renegotiating his contract to help reduce the salary cap impact. 

 


Peyton Manning meets with Broncos, no decision on return


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2015) Peyton Manning met with the Broncos on Thursday, but he wasn't ready to announce whether he'll return for another season in 2015. 

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reported that Broncos president Joe Ellis flew to New Orleans in team owner Pat Bowlen's private plane, picking up Manning and bringing him back to team headquarters. 

Manning met with general manager John Elway on Thursday afternoon. He left that evening. While no announcement was made, the conversation was considered to be a positive sign that Manning will play next season. 

If Manning does return, he'll have to pass a physical exam by March 5, at the latest. 


Broncos OC not rushing QB Peyton Manning to make decision


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) New Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is in no rush to make quarterback Peyton Manning decide on next year.

"I don't think so, we're going to go see what we do best, see what our team ends up with, there's certainly no rush," Dennison said to ESPN.com. "He deserves to take his time and figure out what he wants to do because he's a phenomenal player."

Dennison will continue to build his playbook without knowing if Manning will be his quarterback in 2015. If not, backup Brock Osweiler will likely assume the role. He has spoken to multiple players on the offense since accepting the job, including Manning.

"I just said hello to him, just like I said hello to everybody on the offense, on our roster," Dennison said. "I called them up and said hello, introduced myself and told them if they were around come in and say hi, no football, no nothing, just say hi. I look forward to working with whoever's under the roof."


Report: Broncos' Peyton Manning intent on playing in 2015


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is already training, and is intent on playing in 2015, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune

Manning is working with fitness trainer Mackie Shilstone and he's expected to begin training with Shilstone next week. Manning is hoping to sit down Broncos executive vice president and general manager John Elway before announcing whether he intends to return for an 18th season. That meeting should happen in the next couple days, according to the report.

Earlier in the offseason, the Denver Post reported that Manning wanted to receive medical evaluations on both his neck and thigh prior to committing to another season. The team has told Manning they would like to know his intentions by March 9. That's the final day the club can exercise their rights on veteran players under contract. 

Manning, who will turn 39 before next season, is currently the oldest starting quarterback in the NFL. He had four neck surgeries prior to joining the Broncos in 2012, but that hasn't impacted his performance on the field. Manning threw for 4,727 yards, with 39 touchdowns in 2014. 


Tony Dungy says Peyton Manning will return in 2015, if healthy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) Peyton Manning's former coach, Tony Dungy, is among those who say the veteran 38-year-old will return to the Broncos for another season, according to the Associated Press.

"I was with him last week and he didn't give me any indication one way or another, but he certainly didn't say anything to me that led me to believe he wouldn't be playing," Dungy said.

Manning has been contemplating his future since Denver's season ended in the divisional round of the playoffs against his and Dungy's former team, the Colts.

"I've never seen him miss balls by as much as he missed them in that final game," Dungy said. "Usually, he misses a pass and it's inches off or a foot off, not a couple of yards off. So, I have to believe there was something physical in that last game and probably coming down the stretch, too.

"And when I look at those first eight or 10 games of the season, you didn't see that. You saw nice balls and on-target throws and that's just why I'm guessing and just looking from afar, I haven't talked to him about it, but my guess from watching him all these years, I think it was something physical."

Manning reportedly met with new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak to discuss how he'll fit in with the new offense.

"My gut feeling is that he'll be back unless he really has a health-related problem," Dungy said. "He enjoys the team. He enjoys his teammates. I think he really wants to come back and play well and not let that be the last game of his career."

Last season, he passed Brett Favre to become the NFL's all-time passing-touchdown leader with 530 career scores. He threw for 4,727 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2014, and is due to make $19 million guaranteed if he is still on the team March 9, which suggests a decision will come at some point before that date.


Von Miller: Peyton Manning likely to return in 2015


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Broncos linebacker Von Miller is in the camp that believes quarterback Peyton Manning will return to the Broncos for the 2015 season.

"We can win a championship with Peyton," Miller told The Denver Post. "I think that's the only thing that matters," Miller said. "What else can I say? I think he's coming back. He said a long time ago that he would stop playing football when he felt like he was hurting a team more than helping a team. There's still so much he can do, so many wonderful things he can do for the Denver Broncos."

Manning, 38, has been contemplating his future this since Denver's season ended in the divisional round of the playoffs against the Colts. On Monday, the NFL Network's Gil Brandt reported that Manning would "almost certainly" be back with the Broncos for another season.

Manning threw for 4,727 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2014.


Report: Peyton Manning 'almost certain' to return in 2015


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) It's looking like Peyton Manning will be back with the Broncos in 2015.

According to the NFL Network's Gil Brandt, Manning will "almost certainly" be back with Denver next year. Manning has one year remaining on his contract and is due $19 million next season. Manning has been debating whether to return for another season of football.

Manning reportedly met with new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak to talk about how he'll fit in with the new offense.

Manning threw for 4,727 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2014. The Broncos lost to the Colts in the AFC Divisional Round.


Report: Peyton Manning could decide on playing future this week


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2015) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning may be making his decision sooner rather than later. The soon to be 39-year-old Manning is reportedly set to make his decision as early as this week, according to ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen.

Manning, who has already met with new coach Gary Kubiak, said last week he was waiting to meet with John Elway when he got back from vacation before making up his mind.

Manning, who threw for 4,727 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2014, is due $19 million guaranteed if he is still on the team March 9.


Tom Brady on Peyton Manning: 'I certainly hope he comes back'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) While the football world anxiously awaits official word from Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning about his playing status for the 2015 season, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady -- and longtime Manning rival -- said Thursday he hopes the five-time NFL MVP will continue his career.

"What a great player he's been for this league," Brady said Thursday, per NFL.com. "He's a great competitor, and I've been fortunate to play against him a bunch of times. I certainly hope he comes back, 'cause the league will miss him if he doesn't. But those decisions are up to him. I'm sure it's up to whether he's mentally and physically -- that's what he wants to do. But I certainly hope he's back."

Archie Manning, Peyton's father, told NFL Network on Thursday that his son hasn't made a decision yet.

"Well, Peyton evaluates things; he's pretty good at that," he said. "I can't tell him what to do, and he hasn't told me what he's going to do. But I do know that he's really giving a lot of things a lot of thought. He's thinking about where he is physically, he wants to see how he can do this some more, trying to get over an injury."

Archie added starting over with new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak will not be an issue for Peyton, if he decides to return next season.

"Yeah, but he loves Gary. He likes Gary," Archie Manning said. "He liked John Fox. He liked Adam Gase. All those things, I think, are considered with. But my deal is he's always made good decisions; he's pretty thorough. He's going to evaluate a lot of things, and I think he'll make a good decision."