Peyton Manning Going Long in OTA’s


Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) — Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning began his journey back into football yesterday and was quite surprised about the questions he received during OTA’s.

“I’ve never had to comment before on incompletions in practice, so this is new to me,” Manning joked when asked about the long balls that were not completed on Monday.

“I will say that when you are throwing deep balls, the idea is to take your shot. It’s not the highest percentage play but we’re going to keep throwing them,” Manning said. “As they always say, in a game if you throw five deep balls and you complete one of them, that’s actually a great thing. I mean, you’re taking a shot and trying to send a message to the defense to hopefully back them off.”

The OTA’s are voluntary and Manning’s new head coach John Fox couldn’t have been happier to see the future hall of famer working out with his teammates.

“I think he’s doing tremendous,” Fox said. “Physically, he looks the same to me as he’s always looked. Like any new player out here, it’s a new language and he’s making adjustments to that just like everybody else. We’re hoping they get better every day.”

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