Teilen How do you tell one of the league's legends — really the one or two players that have transcended the entire NFL over this century — that he can't play anymore?
This situation is coming up fast for Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak. Either he tells Peyton Manninga five-time MVP and the holder of almost every peyton manning single season record career and single-season passing record, he'll back up Brock Osweileror he tries to sell the team on a switch back to Manning, who had 17 interceptions in nine games.
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Kubiak must be thankful that Manning's foot injury is postponing having to really deal with one of the trickiest situations any coach could be in. But the day is coming. Kubiak said Wednesday that Manning's cast is off, though he's still in a walking boot. Troy Renck of the Denver Post said Manning will get his boot off Friday, then have more days of rehab as for plans beyond this year, Renck reported that Manning said, "I haven't thought about anything but getting healthy".
Kubiak did not indicate he has decided on who will start when Manning is healthy. Osweiler said that has never been discussed with him either.
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The Broncos have won two in a row with Osweiler at quarterback, against a resurgent Chicago Bears team on the road and then a thriller in overtime against a New England Patriots team that was The Broncos are running Kubiak's offensewith the quarterback under center, and the offense has looked much better with Osweiler. Manning had a Osweiler has an He has one interception in his two starts.
Manning was on pace for 30 interceptions, a mark nobody has reached since The Broncos are a better team with Osweiler. But how does someone tell Manning that? Kubiak has been very careful to avoid talking about this subject.
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He usually frames everything in a "week by week" answer, which helps delay what will be a massive story, no matter what he chooses. The Broncos even took the rare step Wednesday of publicly denying a report that anything had been decided. Manning has never been second peyton manning single season record in the NFL.
Aside from the season, which he missed entirely due to a neck injury, this is the first time he has ever missed any games in his NFL career. So what does Kubiak do?
Go back to Manning, even though it's pretty clear Osweiler should be the starter? Or tell one of the game's greatest, most popular and most respected players that he'll be a backup the rest of the season as the Broncos try to win a championship with him on the sideline?
There's no exact precedent for this. Whatever Kubiak decides will be an enormous story.
He has to manage the situation very carefully. The move itself might be obvious — to stick with Osweiler, who has all of two career starts — but partnersuche island an almost impossible situation to massage in a way that will make everyone happy.
Peyton manning single season record luck, Gary.
Gary Kubiak mum on Peyton Manning plans, and he's in a tough spot
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