The superstar QB will end his incredible streak of 208-consecutive regular season starts, which is the most by any active player, on Sunday. Kerry Collins, the veteran QB that the Colts signed once they realized their stud quarterback was ailing, will start in his place against the Houston Texans.
You know the facts; Manning is a legend and nothing that I could ever say would diminish the impact that his career had on the NFL. His 49 touchdown season was one of the best that the NFL will ever see, his four MVP awards help him become known in the ranking in the best of all-time, and his Super Bowl ring helps ensure that there will forever be a spot in the Hall of Fame waiting for him.
These numbers that speak of his successes are purely undisputable facts.
There’s nothing to argue when you speak with facts.
Yet when I used new facts about Peyton Manning’s injury to argue my opinion, that Peyton Manning will disappoint more than any other player in the NFL this season, I was surprised to learn that so many people had entirely disagreed with me.
I’m rooting for Manning, one of the most charismatic and marketable quarterbacks that I will ever see in my lifetime, to succeed. But as I wrote on August 17th, “If I'm wrong about this being Peyton Manning's last year of dominance, please remove this article from the website, burn any printed copies and detach myself from the publishing of it. But here's the thing: I don't think I'm wrong.”
Here are five reasons why Peyton Manning’s recent neck surgery could prove certain doom for the superstar QB.