Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is scheduled to have his neck examined by doctors on Monday.
A good report would be nothing new to report.
According to ESPN.com, Manning passed the team’s mandatory exit physical exam after the Super Bowl, but Monday’s probe is a part of his contract, and he is expected to be cleared for the 2014 season.
Manning has undergone four neck surgeries, including a spinal fusion that prevented him from playing for the Indianapolis Colts during the 2011 season. Manning signed a five-year deal worth $96 million in 2012. He passed an exam last year which activated $20 million guaranteed in 2013. If he passes Monday’s exam, it will kick in another $20 million in guarantees.
Barring an unforeseen result, Manning will return for a third season in Denver.
Manning had 5,477 passing yards and 55 touchdowns during the regular season, and both were single-season passing records. Denver also set a single-season scoring record with 606 points.
Denver advanced to the Super Bowl under manning, but his team was picked apart during a 43-8 loss against the Seattle Seahawks. Manning had 280 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during that loss.
Overall, Manning has a 26-6 record during his two-year tenure in Denver. He has 10,136 passing yards, 92 touchdowns and 21 interceptions with the Broncos.
Manning just needs to pass Monday’s exam to continue his success in Denver.
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