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This is bold. A 36-year-old quarterback on a brand new team coming off four neck surgeries is going to perform at an MVP-type level?
This isn't just some regular 36-year-old quarterback here, this is Peyton-freaking-Mannning. A new environment is not going to be a big deal to him, because he brings his own offensive system to the table. Anyone who thinks Manning will be learning anything from Mike Mccoy and not vice versa is out of their mind.
Manning is like an on-the-field offensive coordinator, not just a quarterback. Everyone expects the Broncos to get off to a slow start, but they'll start fast and keep it up.
All the fuss about the schedule? That's the schedule Peyton has been playing his whole career. He has never been on a team with so much talent on both sides of the ball, and his hurry-up offense being utilized in the Denver altitude will be cheating.
The last time the Broncos had this tough a schedule, they went 13-3 and found themselves in the AFC Championship game. That's the number I'm going with here, Broncos finish 13-3 to wrap up the second seed in the AFC.