(NEW YORK) — Even though the Denver Broncos won the free agency sweepstakes when they signed quarterback Peyton Manning, there are still question marks surrounding him and his surgically repaired neck that kept him out all of last season. Despite the concern, head coach John Fox seems worry free.
“I think, physically, he’s made tremendous improvement,” Fox said when asked about Manning. “I’m not sure I’ve ever been around a player with as intense a work ethic, both physically and mentally. So he’s worked very hard. He didn’t take the last five weeks off by any stretch. By all indications he’s made great progress and we’re happy where he is.”
Manning had spent his entire 14-year career with the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Broncos. Until last season, he never missed single game in his career.
The Broncos won the AFC West last season with Tim Tebow as the team’s quarterback, but he was traded in the offseason to the New York Jets once the team was able to acquire Manning.
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Seth Fiegerman, CNN