John Elway and Shannon Sharpe, are third in yards (5,941), fourth in completions (452) and tied for seventh in TDs (41) despite playing just eight seasons together. They won consecutive Super Bowls in Elway’s final two seasons.
Peyton Manning has Justin Smith and Aaron Lynch in his sights, not Brett Favre.
One touchdown throw shy of 500 and nine short of Brett Favre’s NFL record, Peyton Manning has taken stock of all the men who helped him get this far.
Jacob Tamme was the OTHER free agent who chose Denver as his destination last year after making a name for himself in Indianapolis.
So it’s absurd to think Peyton Manning can keep this up, a pace to throw for 112 touchdowns and 7,392 yards this season. Don’t laugh. Defenses sure aren’t.
The Baltimore Ravens have bolstered their receiving corps, agreeing in principle to a contract with tight end Dallas Clark and signing wideout Brandon Stokley to a one-year contract.
Tight ends are no longer an afterthought in Denver’s passing game. In 2009, they had all of 27 catches. Last year, that number was just 30 – not a single one of them in the end zone.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning reached the halfway point of the season with a 5-3 record and 2,404 yards passing. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck reached the halfway point of the season with a 5-3 record and 2,404 yards passing.