Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has made significant progress in recovering from last year’s multiple neck procedures, but he says he’s not all the way back to 100 percent.
Manning said at today’s Organized Team Activities that he is continuing to work in rehab and doesn’t think he’s throwing as well now as he’ll be able to when the season starts.
“It’s an ongoing process for me,” Manning said. “I still have work to do in my rehab. That’s the good thing about these OTAs, is that you really see where you are on certain plays, because you are making different types of throws, and you’re learning a lot from them. You know what to continue to work on even harder in your rehab, and some things you may just not quite be ready for yet.”
Manning thinking there are some things he’s not ready for may sound like a concern, but Broncos coach John Fox doesn’t seem the least bit worried. Fox said he thinks the Manning he’s been watching on the practice field looks like the same Manning he used to watch when Fox was in Carolina and Manning was in Indianapolis.
“Physically, he looks the same to me as he’s always looked,” Fox said. “Like any new player out here, it’s a new language and he’s making adjustments to that. Like everybody else we’re hoping they get better every day.”
Manning is a perfectionist who will always still think he has work to do, but from all accounts he’s looking ready to go, with three more months to keep getting better.