Denver Broncos may not want Peyton Manning back

Citing "sources close to the team," Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports there's a "big question" about whether the Broncos want Peyton Manning for 2015.

"At this point in his career, the Broncos could fail (Manning's physical) for any reason, including the four neck surgeries that he has already had," Cole said. "They're going to have to feel very comfortable about this." Manning's $19 million salary will no longer be guaranteed if he fails his physical.

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Somebody in the Denver Broncos' front office might want to make a decision. The options are very limited. The backup QB is Brock Osweiler, the third year signal caller from Arizona State University. Brock has played sparingly the past three seasons. In 13 games, Osweiler has 17 completions in 30 attempts for 159 yards. A down year for Peyton Manning in 2014 had the legendary QB with 39 TD's, 15 interceptions, 4727 yards passing and a 66.2% completion rating.

The Buffalo Bills are ranked number one by Yardbarker in a recent survey of NFL team's desperation for a starting QB. With Peyton Manning, Denver was ranked number 26. Without him, they will chasing Buffalo for the top spot.

Let us hope that this isn't the last image of Peyton Manning walking off the field. It wasn't that long ago that many felt he was a better QB than Tom Brady. I would include myself in that category.

Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.

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