Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wisely said nothing publicly about Colts owner Jim Irsay’s “championships over stats” comments this week. So what did he say privately?
Per multiple league sources, Manning said nothing about Irsay’s comments to any of his teammates. It’s believed that he talked about the remarks only with family members.
On Sunday night, Manning will try to do his talking on the field. While many have suggested that he’ll hope to hang 50 points on the Colts this year, why not aim instead for something historic?
In recent years, several quarterbacks have flirted with Norm Van Brocklin’s 62-year-old single-game passing yardage record of 554. Peyton’s career high is 472, set way back in 2004.
Alternatively, Peyton could aim to break the single-game passing touchdown mark he shares with five other players.
Regardless, we suspect that Peyton is aiming higher than scoring a bunch of points or winning the game. We think he’ll want to walk out of Lucas Oil Stadium having done something no one ever has done before.