Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was awfully good last year. Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas says Manning is noticeably better this year.
Thomas said in an interview on ESPN that in his first season with Manning last year, he thought Manning’s arm was fine in 2012. But Thomas says he now realizes that Manning hadn’t completely recovered from his 2011 neck surgeries last year, and Manning throws the ball much better now than he did during the 2012 season.
“The biggest difference is his arm strength,” Thomas said. “I never thought anything was wrong with him my first year, but coming back to OTAs and minicamp and seeing the strength he’s got, the zip that’s on the ball, it’s a big difference. I think he got a lot of strength back that he didn’t have last year.”
This is bad news for defenses who have to face Manning and the Broncos this season.