Peyton Manning: What We Learned from Denver Broncos QB at OTAs

NFL Draft 365Official AccountMay 29, 2012

It’s like he never left.

Watching Peyton Manning in the Broncos' OTAs, you'd never know that he had 16 months of dust on his arm.

Wide receivers like Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas saw something they didn’t see last year—a football hitting them in stride. There was no more Tim Tebow throwing balls behind, over and at the feet of receivers. 

This was the Peyton Manning of old. 

There were no signs of his lingering nerve injury that weakened his throwing arm. Peyton was Peyton. Same zip, same presence. 

Manning’s leadership skills were also on full display as he confidently ran the Broncos offense. Not to mention, Manning was seen taking his heir apparent, Brock Osweiler, under his wing. John Fox told the media he’s pleased with Manning’s progress and it’s only going to get better.

So far, things are looking up in Denver.