Although the Broncos’ offense had some long and ineffective stretches during Sunday’s win over the Steelers, coach Gary Kubiak says he never considered benching quarterback Peyton Manning.
Kubiak said today that there was no reason to turn to backup Brock Osweiler, because the real problem the Broncos were having was that the receivers were dropping the ball, not that Manning wasn’t throwing it where it needed to be.
“We were struggling because we couldn’t catch the ball,” Kubiak said.
Kubiak seems to have decided that Manning is his quarterback for the rest of this postseason, and the Broncos are either going to get to the Super Bowl with Manning leading the charge, or they’re going to lose with Manning leading the charge. Kubiak is just hoping that in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, the Broncos don’t have as many dropped passes as they had on Sunday.