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Adam Weber currently working as Peyton Manning’s backup

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It was just over a year ago when some Broncos thought Adam Weber was better than Tim Tebow.

Now, Weber could be in line to be Peyton Manning’s backup.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post wrote that Weber’s currently working as the No. 2 quarterback in camp, ahead of free agent pickup Caleb Hanie or second-round pick Brock Osweiler.

Now, this might be as simple as Weber knows better what offensive coordinator Mike McCoy’s talking about, having been around longer.

But it also points to the perilous state of affairs in Denver, especially if Manning has any kind of setback.

Then again, it is John Fox, who never cared much for playing young quarterbacks. Perhaps Brian St. Pierre should keep his phone on.

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10 Responses to “Adam Weber currently working as Peyton Manning’s backup”
  1. tdk24 says: Jun 15, 2012 3:29 PM

    As a Gopher fan, I couldn’t wait for him to graduate and leave. As a Raiders fan, I love that he’s a Donkey now. Can’t wait for him to start in Denver!

  2. 69allday says: Jun 15, 2012 3:31 PM

    I hope Manning goes down. It would be great to see the Weber to Decker Golden Gopher connection again.

  3. pnthrz1 says: Jun 15, 2012 3:44 PM

    Nice St Pierre reference Darin! However, it brought back the painful memories of that season. Pls don’t do that again, lol.

  4. pistolsmoke says: Jun 15, 2012 4:05 PM

    As a Gopher fan I second what tdk24 said. Weber looked good when Decker was healthy. When Decker went down, Weber was one of the worst QB’s ever. Goes to show you how good Decker really is. More looking forward to Decker getting the ball thrown his way with Manning tossing the pigskin.

  5. mjkelly77 says: Jun 15, 2012 4:20 PM

    Adam Weber, step forward and prepare to take over. The greedy Swamp Boy is done.

  6. rayguyreturns says: Jun 15, 2012 4:24 PM

    Manning= a lot of expensive eggs in one basket.

    Personally, I hope he stays healthy, even if he does play for a division rival. Great player, but maybe he should have retired with that kind of injury, no?

  7. ufanforreal says: Jun 15, 2012 4:46 PM

    69allday says: Jun 15, 2012 3:31 PM

    I hope Manning goes down. It would be great to see the Weber to Decker Golden Gopher connection again.

    What a awful statement, hopeing one of the greats if not the best there ever was goes down.

    Heres hopeing your nuts fall off!!!!!

  8. omnipotentcrab says: Jun 15, 2012 4:49 PM

    As a fellow gophers fan I don’t know why everyone’s bashing Weber he looked great until his only playmaker went down. He had an awful offensive linebacker no running game and only one receiver that looked like he belonged. Half of the receivers for Minnesota wouldn’t even make it on a team like LSU. Add in the fact he was almost always playing from behind, and he had a new offensive coordinator every year and you have a QB who really didn’t have much of a chance.

  9. joetoronto says: Jun 16, 2012 4:41 AM

    Lets face it, if Manning goes down, Denver is screwed.

  10. stlcardinal says: Jun 19, 2012 12:48 PM

    Weber was a much better player in college than he was given credit. He is one of only five players in Big Ten history to pass for over 10,000 yards, accomplishing this with four different offensive coordinators, one good receiver, no offensive line and one of the worst head coaches ever. As a Gopher fan, I wish the best for him as he is good kid and a good QB. I want Peyton to do well, but Weber will be able to get the job done if Peyton gets hurt.

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