To say that Peyton Manning has a complete understanding of the Denver Broncos offense, would be an understatement. Denver has done a masterful job at surrounding Manning with a variety of offensive weapons, and he is taking full advantage of them. Despite being 37, Manning is playing as if he’s 27. He’s throwing the football with surgical precision at an age most quarterbacks are out of the league or are relegated to holding the clipboard on the sidelines.
Manning posted a spectacular line last night completing 32 of 37 passes for 374 yards. He know has the NFL record for the most touchdowns through three games with 12. That breaks Tom Brady’s record set in 2011. More impressively, Manning has yet to toss an interception.
After three games, the Broncos signal caller sits atop the rankings for quarterbacks in the league. He has completed an eye-popping 73% of his passes. Leads the league in touchdowns, yardage and passer rating. Although his touchdown total is skewed by his opening night performance of throwing seven against the Ravens, he’s on pace for 64 touchdowns, which would shatter the single season record currently held by Tom Brady.
Manning is also on pace to shatter the single season passing yardage record.
Yes, the season is still very young, but this offense is really clicking. Yes, the weather will get worse as the season rolls on, but he could seriously threaten both of these records. Look at the schedule before Halloween. Philadelphia, @Dallas, Jacksonville, @Indianapolis, Washington. At his current pace and facing some suspect pass defenses, he could easily have 30 or more touchdowns by the time the Broncos get their bye in week 9. He could post 400 yard passing games against Philadelphia, Jacksonville and Washington, considering he hasn’t thrown for under 300 yards yet this season.