Many National Football League teams kicked off their offseason conditioning programs on Monday. That was the case in Denver, as quarterback Peyton Manning joined his teammates for workouts at Broncos’ headquarters.
In addition to working out, there were classroom sessions that were held between coaches and players to install their respective playbook, which included Manning.
From there, Manning headed to the field to throw some passes. This portion was players-only, as coaches aren’t allowed to join players on the field until the start of organized team activities.
For Manning, this has been a long time coming. “Everybody’s been looking forward to this day for some time now,” Manning said. “I thought it was a productive first day, but we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
So far, for Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, Manning has looked good.
“I’m not his doctor, I don’t know how to speak on his health, but catching balls from him, it looks like there’s nothing wrong to me,” Decker said. “He’s throwing great balls, he’s getting the work in just like we’re getting the work in, knocking the rust off. I see no issues at this point.”
The Broncos start their OTAs in May.