Schmidt Wrote: One other factor. Manning was booed by his own fans as they got impatient with all the three and outs. And now looking at a MileHighReport poll, 58 percent of the respondents say they don't want Manning back. Of course these are the hard core unforgiving fans that hate it that we lost again in the play-offs. Their bitterness is reflected in their voting.The 6-foot-7, 240 pound, Brock Osweiler, the 2nd round draft pick and heir apparent to Manning just hasn't had enough playing time to fully evaluate. Of course he's had three years to watch Manning from the sidelines so that should be worth something.
Schmidt Wrote: Maybe Manning will retire from playing football for other reasons. He and his wife Ashley became the proud parents of twins, boy and girl, on March 21, 2011. That would make them four years old in another two months. The potential for an injury must play on his mind, although that didn't deter him from retiring when he had the neck injury.
Schmidt Wrote: Brock Osweiler has been Peyton Manning's back-up for three years. Another player who sat on the bench for three years? Aaron Rodgers. However, Rodgers just didn't waste time on the bench watching Brett Favre. He learned and sharpened his skills on the scout team and at "Quarterbacks School". And when his time came after three years, he was ready.I don't know if Brock Osweiler's is directly comparable to Rodgers, but I hope at least that Denver has groomed him the way Mike McCarthy did with Rodgers.