John Elway: Peyton Manning making all the throws after rehab

Thursday August 16th, 2012

John Elway said Peyton Manning is throwing well. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Jim Corbett of USA Today has Denver Broncos Executive VP of football operations John Elway saying Peyton Manning is throwing the ball as well as ever – if not better. Elway thinks the four-time MVP's release has gotten even quicker in his first Broncos training camp after rehabbing from four neck surgeries.

"He's throwing the post route and everything well,'' Elway said. "I went back and looked at film from 2010 and 2009 to get a comparison of Peyton, and he looks to me to be the same guy throwing now that he was then.

"The ball is coming out quicker all the time the more and more time he gets with the offense and getting to know all his receivers and tight ends. ... That's always been his style. He's never been the Nolan Ryan of quarterbacks anyway. He's always thrown the ball with great anticipation and touch."

Elway said the Broncos will extend Manning’s snaps during preseason action Saturday night against the Seattle Seahawks. Manning threw his first game pass in 577 days in Denver's preseason opening win against the Chicago Bears.

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