John Elway and the Denver Broncos placed their immediate NFL future and their Super Bowl hopes on the shoulders of Peyton Manning when they signed him this summer and chose to trade away Tim Tebow, who led them to an AFC West title last season.
This kind of pressure is nothing new for Manning. In the past, he helped in leading the once hapless Indianapolis Colts to two Super Bowls, winning one.
Now that he has taken the reigns of the Denver Broncos offense, expect him to build on the success of his predecessor, Tim Tebow. Last year, while Manning recovered from multiple neck procedures, Tebow led the Broncos to a 7-4 record in the final two-thirds of the season, earning Denver the AFC West title with an 8-8 record.
With the San Diego Chargers off to a 3-2 start, the division race will be anything but easy.
Here we will look at the reasons why Peyton Manning is the guy for the job.