Before the Colts dumped quarterback Peyton Manning, the prevailing sentiments regarding his arm strength and neck consisted of gloom and/or doom. Since joining the Broncos it has been sunshine and/or gumdrops.
The truth, as usual, resides somewhere in the middle. So is it closer to the bad, or the good?
Mike Klis of the Denver Post joined PFT Live on Tuesday to assess Manning’s status. Klis, based on his observations at the team’s offseason workouts, said that Manning started at 65 percent and finished at 85-to-90 percent.
“He really came a long way in that four weeks,” Klis said.
Klis added that Manning may never complete the remaining 10-to-15 percent climb, given the unprecedented nature of his neck injury and surgeries and nerve regeneration issues. But most teams, in any era, would gladly take Peyton Manning at 85-to-90 percent.
The Broncos are the ones that have him, and we’ll find out soon enough what that means.