Peyton Manning’s spectacular MVP worthy season ended with a fateful interception and an overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens. So how did Peyton get over it? Read more after the jump.
To get over last week’s season-ending loss, Manning hooked up with an old buddy from Tennessee, Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, and the two have been crisscrossing the country on a hunting trip.
“He told me he killed, in one day, a duck in Colorado and a deer in Mississippi,” Manning’s dad, Archie, told The Associated Press.
“He’s trying to get it out of his system,” said Archie Manning, who played quarterback for his hometown Saints from 1971 through 1982. “I don’t know when that happens or how. But when he reflects on it, he’s already said it, it was really a special year.”
Manning had one of his best seasons. His 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns and, yes, his 68.6 percent completion accuracy, were each second-best in his 14 healthy seasons. Denver went 13-3 and had top-seeding in the playoffs.
The Broncos expected to be getting ready for the AFC title game this weekend. Instead, they dispersed last Sunday. Some to golf courses. Others to their hunting stands.
Assuming Peyton passes a physical next month, the Broncos intend to pick up an option on his contract for the next two years.