Report: Peyton Manning not helping Broncos this week
One day, Peyton Manning will eventually hang up his cleats. But he’s reportedly not helping the Denver Broncos prepare for life after him.
Manning is currently nursing a foot injury, and won’t play on Sunday. He probably has plenty of insight he could provide Brock Osweiler, who will be making his first career start on Sunday for the Broncos. But he hasn’t offered any.
According to James Palmer of the NFL Network, “Manning, who has been ruled out of Sunday’s matchup against the Bears, hasn’t attended any practices or meetings this week and hasn’t had a single conversation about Sunday’s game plan with Brock Osweiler, the fourth-year quarterback set to make his first career start.”
Palmer went on to say he’s spoken to more than two dozen Broncos players, and none of them know any specifics about their quarterback’s injury or a timetable for his return.
Manning had an MRI on his rib cage earlier this week. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said the results were negative.
Osweiler is in his fourth season in the NFL, but has only thrown 54 career passes.
Manning has thrown for 2,180 yards in 2015. He has nine touchdown passes and 17 interceptions this season.