Why Peyton Manning Won't Groom Brock Osweiler for Denver Broncos' Future

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Why Peyton Manning Won't Groom Brock Osweiler for Denver Broncos' Future
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John Elway's game plan for rebuilding the Denver Broncos franchise seems to be through long- and short-term fixes at quarterback.

Elway and the Broncos were ultimate winners of the bidding war for Peyton Manning this offseason, and they pulled another surprise move in the NFL draft when he used a second-round pick on Arizona State product Brock Osweiler.

Osweiler has received tremendous support from Elway, who has called him "our guy for the future" and raved about the young quarterback's upside. After all this high praise, in due time Osweiler will get his chance to start as the franchise quarterback for Denver.

Manning has always been a great leader by example, but don't expect the future Hall of Fame quarterback to sit and groom Osweiler. That's never been in Manning's makeup as a lifetime starter in the NFL, and that won't change in Denver.

Here are a few reasons why Manning won't mentor the young Bronco quarterback.

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