Yikes. It would be a shame, too, he's definitely one of the top 2 QBs in the league. Still, if it is a neck issue it really is best to sit out. But hey - the guy got a ring, a couple of MVPs, some records, and is a HOF lock. Thats an amazing career.
OT; The end of Peyton Manning??
New strategy for Colts: tank season, get 1st draft pick, draft Luck. Continue dominating as if nothing happened. Without Manning, this will probably happen anyway.
Maybe that is why they hired him, to build the depth at QB.
lure qbs to your team in the NFL with free cars. Ole Vesty is gonna have to step his game up.
No they hired Tressel as a tattoo consultant, maybe Manning is going in for one.....
is code for "word written in Chinese neck tattoo".
Affect his life after football. Sorry.
I really have enjoyed watching Manning play over the years, I hope he is okay and he can retire healthy enough to enjoy his family and hobbies.
There goes one of my quaterbacks for fantasy football. Crap. He has had a great carrer. If this is true, its really unfortunate but nothing to be ashamed about for Peyton Manning.
Seriously though this is a major bummer if true. Always liked watching manning in he pros (not so much at Tennessee).
Arian Foster now probably thinks that you're a sicko.
hopefully he will have neck surgery, recover and rehab in time for you to lock down your 12 team PPR keeper league! Just kidding.
*love your avatar by the way
and this means the season is basically over. might as well go for broke and get andrew luck or landry jones. even if this isnt true theyve needed to draft a good qb for years to develop him and they just keep putting it off, and now we're stuck with kerry collins who couldnt beat out vince young last year, there are so many things wrong with this team and without manning or a running game this team is a 6 win team at best
Andrew Luck is a bondafide 1st round pick. Not completely sure on Landry Jones because of OU system that calls for a lot of short passes. Matt Barkley is a solid QB but doesn't possess elite arm. The only other QB who could make name for himself as a 1st rounder is Robert Griffin III but it's too early to tell and he doesn't fit the Colts system.
shortly before this news broke, thereby inviting all M fans to abandon the colts for tom brady's team. seems like a good time to jump.
I can't find anyone else reporting this except SBnation (which says it's been reported on the fan). No further info is coming out of 1070, indy news channels, or the colts. I'm sure everyone's trying to check their sources, but the Colts are a very tight lipped bunch. I'll wait to hear it from the Colts. If so, I'm a big Colts fan and this would equal doom.
I have a fantasy draft in 4 minutes. Damn glad I just saw this.
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Polian says he doesn't know anything about that report.
He probably had a laminectomy and partial discectomy the first time around and will likely need a c-spine fusion and discectomy this time to get rid of pain, numbness, weakness or other symptoms he is experiencing.
I suppose he could try to come back afterwards, but the docs will likely say to him: "It's your neck, Peyton, and there are 300+ pound guys coming at you to break it every week. Do you want to risk it?"
I wish him well whatever he chooses.
Medical insight. I feel like I'm a very small step closer to understanding the workings of the body.
That would be a bummer, as much as I've trashed him about his post season performance hes an all time great. And his commercials are hilarious. He also seems like a good guy. Theres not much to look forward to as of now with the next generation of QBs. Sure theres Rodgers, Ryan and Luck but they won't measure up to Manning, Brady and the Favre, Marino, Montana generations.
Stafford has as much talent as any QB out there. His one knock--and it is a serious one0--is health issues. Luck, meanwhile, is still throwing passes against San Jose State.
How do you know that they will not measure up to previous generations of quarterbacks.? They are at the beginning of their careers.
when he hasnt been injured hasnt been impressive (outside of this preseason). as with luck he seems like a more matured aaron rodgers in college. i think there is a good next generation but not the brady manning generation, thats a once a decade type thing. landry jones, luck, aaron murray, kellen moore, and denard robinson will be making up the next generation. i say denard not because im a michigan fan but he is the next mick vike
you're forgetting Stafford's 422 passing yards against the Browns as a rookie. He set the rookie record for most passing yards in a game and tied the record for most TD passes in a game.
Last year, he had 6 TDs to 1 INTs. It was cut short by injuries obviously.
It's obvious that Stafford is making the next step to the elite level. He has a tool to be a top 5 QB. As for Brady/Manning rivalry, we'll see one with Stafford/Freeman pretty soon(it starts next week! whoo!). Both are young, up and coming QBs who will have a team that will be great for years to come.
Denard is not Vick. Vick is taller and has a much stronger arm. Denard is a slot receiver in the pros. He lacks the height, arm strength, and accuracy to be a pro quarterback.
I honestly cannot believe that you cited Robinson over Stafford at the next level. You are probably the only person who will do that.
What's stopping Denard from following Seneca Wallace's example?
Hurrah for Ronald Farbison!
The 80s you had Montana, Marino
The 90s you had Favre, Aikman, Elway
The 00s you had Manning, Brady and well say VIck (alot of fun to watch)
I seriously doubt the 10s will produce anything close. I may be wrong but the QB classes in the draft the last 5 years has been subpar. Maybe part of the problem is the best QBs are on teams that are down (Bradford, Stafford) but Matt Ryan and Sanchez are on really good teams and need to step it up.
You just dismiss current players because they have not yet accomplished anything. That is silly. Stafford is 24. If healthy he has the weapons to put up big numbers.
My Peyton Manthing!
nah i just think he's a good player, really i might name my penis after him
It's amazing to think that he's never missed a start until potentially now.
Cleveland Browns with the teams that you mentioned as a solid opponent.
.....then that's a shame. Anticlimactic way to end a great career.
"...the neck is something you just don't want to screw with." Just make sure you put one screw on each side of the neck.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
This was all a part of Brett Favre's evil plan.
If you think thats the end of Peyton, I got a bridge for sale....
Sucks for him. He's been relatively healthy throughout his NFL career, never had any major surgerys that kept him out. Football's a rough game on the body
Good luck to him
Maybe he will be lucky and not display a lot of CTE symptoms to go with his neck problems down the road. He has enough money and he has a Super Bowl ring. Really, he has everything except what Tennesseans still call "Peyton Manning's Heisman." And it's a little late for that.
I hope it'snot true. He's one of the few QB's we've seen over the year that can make any reciever be really, really good.
I am a big colts fan, since I grew up in Indy as a kid. Without Peyton, we will blow. I probably won't watch much NFL this year if peyton is out.
Even though your a Big colts fan? I don't understand that?
Woodson is king!
That's a shame. Peyton is a class act and it will be tough seeing someone else handle a majority of the snaps for the Colts. If/when his time in the NFL is over, I hope he decides to take up broadcasting because he is a natural in front of the camera (ex. SNL, Oreo commercials).