Manning, Broncos get new era started in Denver
englewood, CO, United States (AHN Sports) – The Denver Broncos began their voluntary offseason workout program Monday and with it came a new sense of optimism and a new quarterback in Peyton Manning.
Manning continues to work himself into his new team and new surroundings and is looking forward to getting back to work after missing all of last season in Indianapolis after neck surgery.
“I am (looking forward to the offseason program), there’s no question,” Manning said. “And I think a lot of players around the NFL will probably tell you the lockout last year probably threw a lot of players off their routine of what they’re used to. Guys have been looking forward to this day, I think, for some time now.”
Manning was let go by the Colts, who decided against paying him a $28 million roster bonus. He has been rehabbing with head athletic trainer Steve Antonopulos and strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson since he signed with the Broncos in March.
“I’m continuing to work hard on my rehab—certainly part of my phase in my time with ‘Greek’ in the training room,” Manning said. “It’s been good to get into that consistent routine with Luke and with ‘Greek.’
“That is one thing that I haven’t been doing up until the time I signed here—kind of traveling and going to different places and not really having a home base to set up out of. I’m working hard with ‘Greek’ and with Luke and just trying to make progress. I’m enjoying being under one roof, being supervised by those two guys.”