Report: Peyton Manning preparing to play in 2015

AP

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is reportedly getting set to play in 2015.

The 38-year-old Manning is preparing as if he will suit up in the coming season, Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Monday.

Per the Times-Picayune, Manning will begin working with trainer Mackie Shilstone in New Orleans this week.

Manning threw for 4,727 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2014, connecting on 66.2 percent of his throws. However, his arm strength waned toward season’s end, and he reportedly battled leg injuries down the stretch. Manning struggled mightily in Denver’s divisional-round loss to Indianapolis in January, completing 26-of-46 passes for a paltry 211 yards.

The Denver Post reported in January that Manning intended to play in 2015, assuming he passed the club physical.

Since joining Denver in 2012, Manning has thrown for 14,863 yards with 131 TDs and 36 interceptions in regular-season play. However, the Broncos are just 2-3 in his postseason starts.

136 responses to “Report: Peyton Manning preparing to play in 2015

  1. Chalk up a win for the Patriots in Denver.

    Broncos go 10-6… one and done in playoffs. Elway will forever blame Manning for not getting a ring as an exec.

  2. Peyton had a hissy when Patriots beat the SeaGawks and said to himself ‘I’m better then Tommy Boy, I want one more ring!’

    Wait and see the NFL refs throwing PI flags to help Peyton get to the SB.

    Remember 2006 AFC champ game anyone???

  3. He might be healthy enough to play but is his arm strong enough so that he doesnt leave his receivers out to dry.

    Sanders and Welker got destroyed on a couple of his passes last year

  4. Seriously though, what’s the point? He has nothing to prove to anyone, he’s already one of the greatest if not thee greatest of all time. He’ll come out firing for the first half season but I just don’t see it lasting for 19/20 games. Still fun to watch though

  5. The timing is about right. With such a massive head its taken about 5 weeks for his decision to play to go from his brain to his mouth..Donkey fans rejoice, your usual season of un fulfilled expectations is mere months away.

    Go Pats!

  6. Peyton was done in 2012. Why bother? Maybe the magic powers of one Mackie Shilstone will get him over the hump. Then again, probably not.

    Hang em up Peyton. It’s painful to watch

  7. Number of Super Bowl rings Peyton has won since that crowd noise CD skipping sound was heard on national tv:

  8. Did anyone really doubt that he would leave 20 million bucks on the table??

    Don’t mention manning in the same breath as Brady….not even close.

  9. IF PEYTON WENT BALD I WONDER IF THE SHINE ON HIS DOME WOULD OUTSHINE THE PATRIOTS LOMBARDI TROPHY?

  10. Peyton Manning never said no to more money. He looked finished at the end of the season but another $21.5M is hard to refuse. However, further decline in his play will tarnish his image.
    I guess Brock Osweiler gets another year on the bench, watching and waiting before he gets to enter the game.

  11. Brady 4, Manning 1. Go ahead, haters. Post my same response with an asterisk, or four. We don’t care. The New England Patriots, your Super bowl 49 Champions! That’s all I’ve got.

  12. Peyton Manning needs to return for one more season to do what he loves best: stat pad.

    Regular Season Wins –
    He’s currently 7 behind Brett Favre, currently ranks 2nd.

    Passing Yards –
    He’s 2,147 yards behind Brett Favre, currently ranks 2nd.

    Completions –
    He’s 373 behind Brett Favre, currently ranks 2nd.

    Pro-Bowl Appearances –
    Currently tied with three others for most of all-time with 14. Could take sole possession of first with his 15th.

    Manning and his $21,500,000 cap hit want to return to get his meaningless records, pity Pro-Bowl selection and a chance to go as a “winner” after defeating the Raiders in Week 17 of the 2015 season capping off a 9-7 season that doesn’t qualify for the playoffs.

  13. He’s not going to pass up that $19 million dollar payday – and if he retires, all those fat endorsement dollars dry up too, and that’s probably another $10 million at least. $29 million can buy a lot of XXXXXL hats for his huge head.

  14. I honestly thought he would have went to Arizona before he signed with Denver. I also thought maybe after this year he would reconsider going there.

    He has Bruce Arians and Tom Moore, decent recievers, a good D (getting better), and play 8 games in a dome, 1 in california, 1 in STL, so there is 10 warm games.

    IMHO he just seems to get worse as the cold kicks in.

  15. Dude….Really???? I guess they like their chances with him but Really?? I was shocked watching him fade out at the end of the season last year. I’m a fan of Manning, but sometimes you just have to listen to your body bro! His mind is sharp, but physically, he’s done! He needs to take a year off and then either get into coaching or broadcasting!

  16. Good news. Broncos will be cannon fodder for the Patriots. Peyton wont win one playoff game if he even gets there.

  17. This whole Brady vs Manning thing is over. In fact, it was over years ago. Brady owns you, Peyton. You’re good, very good. And I owe my fantasy football championships to you. I thank you for that. But come January and February, there’s only one guy I want. A man named Brady.

  18. seahawgsuperfan says:
    Feb 9, 2015 10:51 PM
    All the pats fans commenting on this story is hilarious. You’d think they’d be happy with their recent world title. Guess Peyton’s in your head…hahaha.
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    Like it or not Manning and Brady are linked that’s why we comment on stories about him. Just like there are Broncos fans that comment on stories about Brady. It goes hand in hand.

  19. Welcome back Peyton. One thing though, we’ are going to have to pay you the veterans minimum with incentives.

  20. When you have a QB like Brady or Manning, I’m sure it’s hard at times to avoid having them sling the rock 50 times per game. In today’s NFL, filled with such high-powered offenses, often times the only way your team is going to stay in the game(or win it) is if you have your QB throw the ball like there’s no tomorrow…and that’s the kind of stuff that has Peyron Manning worn down come January. The Broncos not only need to consider making a change in regards to play-calling, but they need to make some drastic changes in the RB department. When you take a look at some of the guys who have been handling the rushing duties for Denver since Peyton arrived, it’s a rag-tag group of ballcarriers at best. CJ Anderson, Ronnie Hillman, Montee Ball, Knowshon Moreno…the mediocrity is everywhere.

    My point: If Denver wants to put Peyton (and the team as a whole) into the best position to succeed in earning another trip to the Super Bowl, than bolstering the running game will be key. Not only will this keep defenses more honest(during play action and whatnot), but it should help Manning to stay more fresh as the playoffs approach. Ideally, the Broncs could use a tough, durable RB who can move the chains and wear down defenses, but even more than that I feel as if they would benefit greatly from having a Darren Sproles-type RB as well. When you watch Brady he isn’t the type of guy who goes for Homerun plays every other down…he dips and dunks, slices and dices the defense up and down the field, utilizing pass-catching RBs to perfection. Manning would benefit greatly from this style of play, and he probably wouldn’t be as worn down late in the season.

  21. On a similiar note;

    How about justice served on jealous Kurt warner when he marched down the isle to hand the Lombardi Trophy to Brady & the Patriots.

    PRICELESS!

    Kraft threw it in Warner’s face saying “SB XLIX was reminiscent of the victory over the RAMS in SB XXXVI.

    KRAFT to the NFL – Keep calling us cheaters and we’ll keep on collecting these Lombardis .

  22. What is his contract status with Denver? Seems pretty strange for them to end on a down note, purge the coaching staff and then re-up the gazillion $ player most responsible for the playoff loss.

    But I’m sure a lot of other teams would be ready to sign him.

  23. With Manning back, that’s 2 guaranteed wins vs. the Raiders and probably 2 against the Chiefs and Chargers as well. Count on Manning being 23-1 vs. the rest of the AFC West following the 2015 regular season.

  24. I hope he has another championship run in him to shut up all these couch quarterbacks who say he’s a playoff choker and all that. It reminds me of all the armchair geniuses who said New England was finished after KC beat them in Week 4.

    So Peyton is 2-3 in the playoffs in his 3-year stint with Denver? Know what Aaron Rodgers’s playoff record is in the last 4 years? 2-4.
    Winning in the playoffs can be tricky. The mighty Tom Brady once got crushed at home by Baltimore and beaten also at home by the Mark Sanchez-led Jets.

  25. Huge mistake Denver fans. You should be developing a quarterback now. Not paying top dollar for manning. A one and done season is coming, and you’ll remember that we all told Ya, and that you should’ve listened

  26. “babygaga19 says:
    Feb 9, 2015 10:24 PM
    Love all the haters. Tell you one thing, you would rather have him than yours. Fact!

    4 11 ”

    lmao, maybe for my fantasy team. Call Peyton the GOAT if you want but last time I checked, as a Ravens fan my QB has won a ring recently. How’s that Peyton ring, Broncos?

  27. The Raiders from 2003-2014 have been almost as bad as the Broncos were from 1960-1971. The Broncos had another losing season in 1972, then finally turned the corner in 1973 (1st winning season). If the Raiders have two more losing seasons in a row (which is highly likely), they will surpass the Broncos’ 13 years of ineptitude with 14 of their very own. By that time the Broncos might also own the head to head record between the two teams. Just saying…

  28. Tim Tebow playoff winning percentage: .500
    Peyton Manning playoff winning percentage: .458

    #justsayin
    #shouldhavekepttebow

  29. Patriots trolls, where is the class? Great year for your franchise, but ease up! Manning is an awesome competitor, and his return this year will be just that. Another chance to get out there and compete. Most, I believe, Bronco fans were hoping one of these last years had turned out differently, but they didn’t. Peyton, in the meantime, has been an awesome player, a breath of amazingly fresh air for a franchise which needed it, and a ton of fun to watch. I feel as if we should all be thanking him for bringing it every week, some won some not. There are a lot of Bronco, and football fans, in your corner, Peyton. It’s time to get to work!!!

  30. seahawgsuperfan says: Feb 9, 2015 10:51 PM

    All the pats fans commenting on this story is hilarious. You’d think they’d be happy with their recent world title. Guess Peyton’s in your head…hahaha.
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    It’s not just “Pat’s fans” commenting on this story, genius.

  31. As a Patriots fan I’m glad he’s coming back… I live in Colorado & will get to go to the game & watch the Patriots beat him… I’m guessing the NFL scheduling department will make it an early season game while it’s warm & his arm hasn’t yet turned to jello so it will at least be interesting….
    Look for Peyton to come back to pad his regular season stats because as we ALL know he does his magical disappearing act come cold weather & playoff time… You know, about the same time Brady starts getting warmed up!!!
    Go Pats!!!!

  32. Say what you will about Manning but his legacy will never have the taint of cheating that Brady’s will.

    Who knows? Maybe with illegal video taping and deflated balls he would have a few more titles.
    —–

    BRADY CAN’T HEAR YOU HE IS TOO BUSY WEARING HIS 4 SUPER BOWL RINGS.

    GET ON YOUR KNEES. BOW DOWN TO THE GREATEST QB AND THE GREATEST FOOTBALL TEAM OF THIS GENERATION YOUR SUPER BOWL CHAMPION PATRIOTS.

  33. Seahawks 43 Donkeys 8
    Patriots 28 Seahawks 24

    Any questions? No? All right then. Class dismissed!

  34. Pats fan here – I’ve grown tired of the debate on Manning vs Brady – who really cares who is best (isn’t among the greatest ever good enough ?) – and who can really compare these guys to players from other eras – we should just enjoy being able to watch any great player regardless of his team. That said, I think his body is about 7 years older than Brady’s and it’s no longer a fair fight. I hope he doesn’t limp out too meekly (not really).

    My only beef with stars is not their uniform but how they carry themselves. I do think Peyton has padded his stats, lit up his receivers and gotten a free ride in the media. On the other hand, he has been with GMs that have not understood how to build a winner, especially the Colts.

  35. seahawgsuperfan says: Feb 9, 2015 10:51 PM

    All the pats fans commenting on this story is hilarious. You’d think they’d be happy with their recent world title. Guess Peyton’s in your head…hahaha.

    —-
    you realize the Broncos were quoted – prior to the Colts game – as saying THEY DID NOT WANT TO GO TO FOXBOROUGH MA -we know who’s in who’s head

  36. Feb 9, 2015 10:35 PM – muslimponder says: … Manning and his $21,500,000 cap hit want to return to get his meaningless records…

    Most wins, most yards, most completions, most pro-bowls? Meaningless records? You are obviously not a serious sports fan. What QB wouldn’t LOVE to hold those records?

  37. Bronco fan and Manning fan since his days as a Colt. He will be fine in regular season and hopefully they do more to get the guys up front to keep him upright/healthy; that would take changes because the line was much worse than Manning last year. He also has to lower his cap number like Brady does repeatedly and Elway did as well. The team needs some fire/passion and last season, after a 35 point beat-down on the biggest stage, did not have it either.

  38. you realize the Broncos were quoted – prior to the Colts game – as saying THEY DID NOT WANT TO GO TO FOXBOROUGH MA -we know who’s in who’s head

    —-

    That was pathetic. If I was a Broncos fan I’d be embarrassed to hear my team say something like that.

    Disgraceful. Whatta bunch of limp wristed skirt wearing sissies.

    One and done was EXACTLY what they deserved.

  39. Getting back to the Super Bowl with Manning may be a long shot, but with Brock Rottweiler, it is no shot. Once PM is gone, the Broncos are back in the soup, hoping to find their franchise QB, and praying he’s one of the three or four elites in a generation. And Brock ain’t one of ’em.

  40. DO YOU THINK SUPER BOWL MVP TOM BRADY SHOULD WEAR ALL 4 OF HIS RINGS ON ONE HAND OR BOTH?

    I THINK HE SHOULD WEAR THEM ON BOTH HANDS. ALL THOSE RINGS ON ONE HAND WOULD BE REALLY HEAVY.

    DISCUSS.

  41. Somewhat ironic that Pats fans, who have done nothing but cry and moan about “haters” after being caught cheating, are the first to come post all over the comments section on a Broncos article. I’m glad to see the Broncos are always on your mind.

  42. Patriot fan here. No need for taunting or trash talk. Keep it classy and let’s act like we’ve been here before.

  43. thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    Feb 9, 2015 10:24 PM
    Peyton was done in 2012. Why bother? Maybe the magic powers of one Mackie Shilstone will get him over the hump. Then again, probably not.

    Hang em up Peyton. It’s painful to watch

    23 16

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    If he was done in 2012, then I guess he got awfully lucky in 2013…

    Like for the ENTIRE season of 2013.

    The already done in 2012 Peyton threw 55 TD passes in 2013, which you know is AFTER he was already done per you.

    I could go on and on about the year the league MVP had in 2013. Oh yeah, AFTER he was already done in 2012, he won the league MVP in 2013.

    Hey, is he perfect? Not at all. He has done poorly in many playoff runs, way too many one and done’s etc…

    But facts are facts. He was NOT done in 2012. You don’t have to say he’s the greatest ever or better than Brady but you can’t say he was done in 2012 when we all saw and may look at the stats he put up in 2013 while winning another MVP.

    Just be honest at least.

  44. This is the second time since Manning and Brady have played together that most people can comfortably say they would take Brady over Manning, and if you disagree just take a ten person poll in the streets of Boston (this is where I get all my advice and information from). It just seems like Manning is now entering the one more year vs should I retire phase. I hope it’s done gracefully and not awkwardly, he deserves a nice ending. Brady does as well

  45. OF COURSE HE’S COMING BACK, HE HAS TO BIG A EGO NOT TO! IT’S NOT ABOUT THE COACHES, OR THE PLAYERS, ITS ALL ABOUT PEYTON MANNING. HE WANTS TO OWN AS MANY RECORDS AS POSSIBLE, SEEING AS HE’S GOING TO COME UP WAY SHORT IN THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS COLUMN, TO EVER BE CONSIDERD THE BEST EVER!

  46. I’m a Pats fan who will miss Manning when he goes. The Brady-Manning rivalry was great. How can you hate Manning? I don’t get it. I hate losing to him, but I’ll miss this rivalry even more. For now, let’s enjoy the last one however it goes.

  47. I foolishly thought he would quit. He was not remotely good enough in 2014, and he will be worse in 2015.

    I have never seen a player exude the sulky body language of “well, this one is over” in the first quarter as frequently as Peyton does.

  48. On the one hand, I want him to come back so I can witness the Bronco’s fall apart again, worse than ever.

    On the other hand, I think it’s going to be sad to watch him fall apart half way through the season.

    At the end of the day though, watching the Bronco’s implode and have to start over from scratch will be awesome.

    Bring it on. 🙂

  49. He should be fine; he’ll only have a 16 game season and no playoff appearances. Should be do-able for the old man.

    Brady is 11-5 vs, Manning. There is no “rivalry” to speak of.

  50. Peyton is preparing to play. Denver is preparing to go another year without a championship. Brock Osweiller is preparing for another year with no snaps in practice.

  51. He will announce his retirement before the start of his last season, whenever that is, so we can have a whole season of Peyton farewell articles.

  52. He still played at a high level last year. But when he drops off, it’s going to be painful to watch. I don’t want to see him go out struggling.

    I have a trepidatious feeling about next year…

  53. Oh please do come back at ur outrageous price tag u are going to absolutely destroy the donkeys salary cap for years to come.

  54. sactogary says: Feb 9, 2015 11:50 PM

    Getting back to the Super Bowl with Manning may be a long shot, but with Brock Rottweiler, it is no shot.
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    How do we know what Osweiler can or can’t do if he never gets a shot?

    Maybe you’ve got the next Aaron Rodgers on the bench and you are instead playing an over the hill Manning.

  55. Manning is an ego maniac.
    Elway needs to see the writing on the wall.
    Tebow? What?
    The Broncos have plenty of free agents they need to sign, Manning hurts these efforts.
    Julius Thomas is not a priority.
    With a switch to the 3-4 Terrance Knighton is a huge priority.
    Hope Manning fails his physical, and yes I am a Broncos fan.
    You know who is a perfect QB for the Kubiak stretch/bootleg offense. One mobile big armed player named Brock Osweiler.

  56. A lot of Manning haters out here! Why should he not keep playing? He enjoys the game and he’s still better than most (if not all) options for a replacement.

  57. The only way Peyton won a SB was to get the WR coverage rules changed to his benefit and then have the refs gift wrap him a trip to face a weak Bears team helmed by Rex Grossman. Rex Grossman! And even then he almost blew it despite having his defense hand him five turnovers (including a pick-6). And that was in his so-called prime — his current situation involves buying away the Patriot’s star players in hopes it weakens them enough for him to sneak past, but having Broncos players instead admit they lost to the Colts because they were scared of having to face the Pats in Gillette. It’s sad, really.

  58. LOL at the comments telling Patriots fans to “ease up” and “show some class”. No team has taken more slings and arrows, more critics, more people dumping venom on them than the Pats and their fans. It came from all angles, especially from fans of the spineless lying Colts, and Manning fans in general. Now a story about the money grubbing stat padder comes up and you want Pats fans to show some sympathy after a championship? Eat it.

  59. So he’s done with the Broncos what he’s done his entire career. Great regular season stats, average to below-average post-season stats. It’s not because he’s old. That’s just Manning. Great in the regular season. Average in the playoffs. Horrible at pizza selection.

  60. Im kind of surprised if he comes back to denver. They are going nowhere. Honestly, I think they should try to pick up Percy Harvin…cheap. Harvin looked incredible with a hall of famer throwing him the ball, and denver missed having that tricky slot receiver in welker last year.

  61. The yearly pounding has taken its toll on an aging Peyton Manning. He should retire and move on to bigger and better things. He will one day be a head coach in the NFL. There is nothing left to accomplish and the Broncos will never win another Lombardi Trophy with John Elway running the team. You can call it the curse of Tim Tebow. Elway will have a price to pay for his arrogance and the way he treated Tebow. Sorry Broncos fans.

  62. Rodger Goodell and Colts GM Grigson secretly met with Peyton and said; “Peyton, we royally screwed up with Frame Gate and cannot dethrone BB, TB & NE PATRIOTS. We know you cannot beat Tom without our help and if you come back we have Refs with yellow flags that will get you back to the SB just like in the 2006 AFC Champ Game. This way we can get the news media to drool all over you and sweep Frame Gate under the rug.”

    Peyton said ” Yellow is my favorite color. Count me in.”

    Another NFL record Peyton holds is most PI calls in his favor.

  63. This is Great news…he’s going to really put the screws to the Broncos cap wise if he comes back…say bye bye to all those high priced FA’s and those good players.

  64. I’m totally shocked he is coming back. REALLY?
    This guy will be playing until Tom Brady quits first. His ego says he needs to play to make sure no one beats his records.
    What a doofus

  65. I say he wont be back. Time for the Broncos to develop another QB. Manning will never take a pay cut and the Broncos wont pay him what would want. Seems to me that Manning is going down hill fast. He may well be injured.

  66. The REAL REASON Peyton Manning is coming back.

    Rodger Goodell and Colts GM Grigson secretly met with Peyton and said; “Peyton, we royally screwed up with Frame Gate and cannot dethrone BB, TB & NE PATRIOTS. We know you cannot beat Tom without our help and if you come back we have Refs with yellow flags that will get you back to the SB just like in the 2006 AFC Champ Game. This way we can get the news media to drool all over you and sweep Frame Gate under the rug.”
    Peyton said ” Yellow is my favorite color. Count me in.”
    Another NFL record Peyton holds is most PI calls in his favor

  67. Good to ear Peyton is returning. I expect to see his usual style of excellent play. I thought the announcers were piling on Peyton in the playoff loss.

  68. dualprime says:
    Feb 10, 2015 7:59 AM
    Peyton will never have as many asterisks as Brady!
    ———————————————————
    There are no * near Brady in the record books. There is however the title of four time Super Bowl champion after it. Manning will never reach Brady’s achievements as a win in the clutch on the biggest stage. Quite the contrary.

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