Archie Manning: “I saw him throw and he looked like Peyton”

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Add Archie Manning to the growing list of people who say Peyton Manning is steadily improving in his recovery from neck surgery.

The father of the Colts (for now) quarterback said on Friday that he watched Peyton work out and saw no reason to believe his son won’t be ready to play quarterback in the 2012 NFL season.

“What I’ve seen, he certainly looks fine as far as throwing and velocity on the ball,” Archie said, via the Indianapolis Star. “I did see him a couple of weeks ago; he was in New Orleans. I saw him throw and he looked like Peyton. He hasn’t had any setbacks throwing. He’s been throwing for two months and has four or five [months] to go before the season starts.”

Every recent report about Peyton’s rehabilitation has been positive, saying that he is throwing well and on his way to being ready to go, and that the only question is which team he will go to. Archie’s comments are consistent with that.

Of course, Peyton has only allowed a carefully selected group of people see him throw. The positive comments about his arm strength may say more about the people making those comments than they say about Peyton. But those comments are all we have to go on now, and those comments all suggest that he’s going to be ready to play this season.

30 responses to “Archie Manning: “I saw him throw and he looked like Peyton”

  1. Spoken by a loyal CEO of Manning Inc. Really don’t think Archie’s critque carries a lot of weight with the Powers that Be!

  2. I was hoping this was an article about Andrew Luck. That would have been awesome.

  3. I’d be sniffing around Manning unless i worked for the Packers, Patriots, Saints, Steelers, Giants, Lions, Panthers, Bengals, Chargers, and the Ravens (although Flacco is a tad overrated i feel) he wins games but idk as a life long eagles fan reminds of a potential future Donovan Mcnabb. Watch. Ray Lewis leaves and Flacco’s window is shut.

  4. This fan thinks he looks like Manning in that youtube video. A Manning who isn’t having a very good day.

  5. The Manning PR machine just keeps on humming! I’ve lost all respect for Peyton and Archive at this point.

    Eli’s the class act in this family.

  6. Peyton won’t be a Jet – he’s looking for a place to finish his career and I don’t know if you all were watching, but the Jets just had a thermonuclear drama explosion in their locker room at the end of last season. Even if he makes a full recovery, 2012 could likely be his last season for many other reasons. The last thing he wants to do is spend the twilight of his career picking-up the pieces of a team shattered by Rex Ryan’s hubris. No way he’s a Jet in 2012.

  7. What did you expect him to say, I saw him throw and it was terrible. I hope he is fully healed and gets his arm strength back. I enjoy watching #18 play.

  8. I understand all the scrutiny and media coverage, this is one of the best QBs to ever play.

    But honestly, all any team needs to do is ask Manning “Is it likely you’ll be good to go this year?”

    He is not going to try and con a team, if he says he’s OK he’s probably OK.

    It’s not like he needs the money or ding to his legacy by cashing another check for being on IR.

    If I’m MIA or WAS or AZ etc. I just ask if he’s straight…if he says yes I make a run at him midnight March 13.

  9. Does Archie feel it necessary to intrude in every other area of his kids’ lives, too?

    They are grown men. Let them be grown men, Archie. Shut the hell up and let them handle their own business.

  10. Of course he looks like Peyton.

    Ain’t nobody else on earth that looks like Peyton. So who the hell could he confuse him with?

  11. best place for peyton is arizona. nice weather, cool uni’s, and fitz. defenses play harder when they know their offense will produce (see 2011 broncos). as a skins fan, i hope he doesnt come to DC, we need a young guy but arizona seems to be the perfect fit

  12. I’m picking the Minnesota Vikings as my dark horse to land Peyton.

    Keep in mind Leslie Frazier coached for the Colts before he went to Minnesota.

  13. So, does that mean he saw his son throwing INTs just like he used to??? LOL

    I think it is time for Archie to go through with that much needed cataract surgery!

  14. I doubt his dad or his brother are going to come out and say is arm is a wet noodle, who else has seen him throw?

  15. Throwing is one thing, what about when he gets hit , again and again and again. Can’t believe anyone is going to want to take that chance …..

  16. Wow u guys are a joke whoever is dogging one of the greatest qbs to play the game , he will be fine he will turn around any bad offense he goes to, example Indy was a great team 2 years ago without him the worst team shows how much he’s worth, I’m a niner fan I’d love for him to come to sf , even if u have a young qb imagine the mentoring hed do

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