Peyton Manning: I Have A Lot Of Work To Do. I'm Not Where I Need To Be

Wednesday March 21st, 2012

Newly signed Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning, told the Denver Post that his throwing session with the team was not up to his standards, in part because he is not 100% healthy.

"I have some strength that I have to get back," Manning said.

"John said (the throwing session) was great," Manning told the paper. "It wasn't great throwing. It's not supposed to be great because I'm not where I want to be. I just said: 'Here it is, guys. If you're not interested, you're not hurting my feelings. You've got to tell me.' It bothers me that I don't feel the way I want to feel.

"I have a lot of work to do. I'm not where I need to be."

The Broncos signed Manning to a five-year, $96 million deal this week despite the quarterback missing the entirety of the 2011 season. The four-time NFL MVP is still recovering from the neck procedure that knocked him out for the year. Over the course of his career, Manning has compiled 54,828 passing yards and 399 touchdowns. He was the number one overall pick by the Colts in 1998, and has been a four-time NFL MVP. In 2006, he led the Colts to a Super Bowl Championship, where he was named Most Valuable Player.

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