Quarterback Peyton Manning had a great year in his first year with the Broncos. And in the eyes of his boss, V.P. of football operations John Elway, it can’t get any better.
Elway told Friday’s edition of Pro Football Talk that Manning gets an A+ for the 2012 season.
Not bad for a one-and-out playoff appearance.
That said, the Broncos won 11 straight games by seven or more points. And Manning had a lot to do with that.
Elway think Peyton has two or three years left in the NFL. With $40 million due over the next two years and a cap number of $20 million in 2013, Elway said that the team’s cap situation doesn’t compel a reshuffling of money. Still, Elway knows Peyton would re-do his deal if a new deal was needed for cap relief.
“I just know that if we got in a situation I wouldn’t have a problem going to Peyton and asking him and I don’t think he’d have a problem with me coming and asking him about it,” Elway said.
He’s right. Peyton wants to win, and he’d gladly move money around if needed to help the team win.