Peyton Manning stepped out onto the field today in a Denver Broncos jersey. The long time Colt, who has been resting his throwing arm for months after he had shoulder surgery last year, completed his first mini-camp session today in Dove Valley, Colorado.
Manning told the Denver Post:
“It felt good to be out there. I haven’t really been out there like this for a year and a half. It’s a day I’ve been waiting on for a long time. I’ve always believed you develop your timing for the passing game in the offseason. You can’t just show up in September and expect to be on the same page. Offseason workouts, it’s a great time to make an impression on the coaches. Coaches are always evaluating, so there are a lot of benefits from this work.”
Manning missed most of last season due to injuries and in March he was officially let go by the Colts. Manning spent the spring talking to different teams about his future and eventually signed with the Denver Broncos. Tim Tebow, the Broncos starting quarterback in 2012, was traded to the New York Jets.
Offensive coordinated John Fox said:
“He’s getting better every day. His progress has been outstanding. We’re excited where he is. I think he’s pretty good right now, and we think he’ll get better. He definitely raises all boats, that’s for sure. That’s not just with the young players, but with the veterans.”
Here’s a video of Peyton Manning throwing passes with the Denver Broncos.
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