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Kubiak's Corner: Changing tunes, non-committal on Peyton Manning's return

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November 23, 2015

 

Kubiaks-corner-jacksonsAfter the Chiefs game Gary Kubiak told us in the press room that if Peyton Manning is healthy he would continue to be the Broncos starting quarterback.

That might not be the case anymore.

When Kubiak was asked on Monday if Manning would still be the starter when healthy, he was non-committal on the subject. “What we do is we go week-to-week,” Kubiak said. “We have made a decision to proceed this week just like we did last week. We feel like that’s what’s best for our team and that’s what’s best for him from a health standpoint, so that’s the decision we made.”

That is a far different answer than clear cut stating that Manning would remain the starter. With Osweiler’s impressive performance in his debut it isn’t really a surprise that he’d want to continue to take the team in that direction.

Based on what we’ve learned from Kubiak this season, it appears that the message is being written in the sand.

Manning’s foot injury may be worse than what appears on the surface, as the 39 year old quarterback visited with an orthopedic foot specialist in Carolina on Monday for a second opinion. Manning will likely do everything within his power to make it back onto the football field in 2015, but the Broncos will be forced to make a tough decision if and when number 18 is healthy again.

 

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