The Comeback of Peyton Manning
By: Sam Jourdan
Peyton's stat comparison
Although some things have stayed the same over the years. For example Peyton's passing rates are the same as when he was with the Colts, averaging at 102. Peyton's defense is also the same averaging 2 tackles per game. I know what your thinking, and yes, a quarterback can get a tackle. Lastly similar to when Peyton played with the Colts, his fumbles have stayed the same through the years averaging 6 per season. On the bright side he usually recovers them and makes a play.
All in all considering everything Peyton Manning is doing better now than he was.
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Peyton's NFL career
The facts of the Injury
None of this would have happened if Peyton had not gotten hurt, but they were not surprised that it happened. Reasons for this are, Peyton was born with a neck curvature which posed a potential threat to injury in the game. Pushing his fragile neck to the side, Peyton kept playing all through college and 14 years with the Indianapolis Colts, without missing one single game because of an injury. Until September of the 2010 season against the Texans, when Peyton gets sacked hard by two big bulky linebackers, causing a very serious injury. As an outcome two weeks later they find out that Peyton has a herniated disc. Later on Peyton has a surgery to fix it, but after the surgery the doctors find out he has a re-herniated disc and go back in. Due to this injury and surgery, the Indianapolis Colts decided to let Peyton go. This meant that Peyton had no team and would have to hope a team would pick him up. This injury also caused Peyton to have terrible neck pains. Also this caused people to have a lot of doubt towards him and think he was not coming back. Lastly as a result, Peyton became more weak with his arm, and less self confident.