After 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning was began barking out calls and throwing passes to his new teammates in Denver on Monday.
The Denver Broncos began holding team workouts on Monday morning and Manning was ready for the offseason conditioning program while throwing some passes to his new receiving corp during an on-field workout without coaches present since they can not join the team until May when OTAs start.
Speaking about his first team workout Manning said:
“Everybody’s been looking forward to this day for some time now. I thought it was a productive first day, but we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
It was the first workout Manning has taken part in with his new teammates since signing a five-year, $96 million deal with Denver on March 20.
In the meantime Peyton Manning has stopped talking about his health with reporters:
“I’m not going to get into these weekly reports. I’ve kind of been there and done that all fall of last year.”
After the practice wide receiver Eric Decker who caught the most of Manning’s passes said of his new QB’s passes:
“I’m not his doctor, I don’t know how to speak on his health, but catching balls from him, it looks like there’s nothing wrong to me. He’s throwing great balls, he’s getting the work in just like we’re getting the work in, knocking the rust off. I see no issues at this point.”
With Manning now officially conditioning for the 2012-2013 NFL season all eyes will likely turn to the Indianapolis Colts and more than likely Stanford QB Andrew Luck who will have the weight of an entire city on his shoulders.