“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
(3/24/15) 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
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.
Peyton Manning had the best season for any quarterback in 2013 when he passed for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns. Can he do it again? Manning loses two key parts with Eric Decker signing as a free agent with the Jets and Knowshon Moreno going to the Dolphins. Those two players accounted for more than 1,800 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, and they will be replaced by free agent signee Emmanuel Sanders, rookie Cody Latimer and second-year running back Montee Ball. Manning still has elite weapons in Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker, and we're confident Sanders and Ball will post big stats this year, along with some help from Latimer. Still, Manning will likely regress from last season -- he's a year older at 38 and the Broncos want to run more -- but that shouldn't knock him off the perch as the No. 1 Fantasy quarterback. He should be drafted ahead of Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, and hopefully we'll see another year of 5,000-plus passing yards and 50-plus touchdowns.