Report: Peyton Manning Intends To Play In 2016, Even If Not In Denver


Have we seen the last of Peyton Manning? Not if the legendary quarterback has his way.

Manning’s future with the Denver Broncos seems uncertain at best, but the quarterback intends to play in 2016, reported Sunday, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. According to the report, the banged-up Manning is “absolutely determined” to get healthy with the intention of playing next season — even if it’s not with the Broncos.

Manning missed Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears after being sidelined with a partially torn plantar fascia. Backup QB Brock Osweiler stepped in and played well while leading Denver to victory. Head coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday that Osweiler will start in Week 12 against the Patriots but didn’t offer much information in how the decision was made.

Manning is in the midst of the worst season of his 18-year NFL career. His 67.6 passer rating is nearly 30 points below his career mark, thanks largely to a league-leading 17 interceptions to just nine touchdown passes. Manning’s 59.9 percent completion percentage would be the second-worst of his career, with only his rookie season being a lower percentage.

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