Peyton Manning dominated the NFL in the 2000s before calling it a day at the end of the 2015 season
Peyton Manning has moved on from the Denver Broncos – who threw him out of town at the end of the 2015 season – but where are the team’s other quarterbacks now?
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Daniel “Danny”b Manning, six months older than his famous brother, had been a reserve in the starting XV during most of the past 12 years, but agreed to become their first-choice option at training camp earlier this year.
After two off-season surgeries, he returned to the field in the fourth game of the season, but lost his place to third-stringer Brock Osweiler.
Lefty Trevor Siemian played 34 games in his rookie season, starting four – his form particularly good in crunch games against division rivals Kansas City, Oakland and San Diego.
Coach Gary Kubiak rewarded him with a two-year deal – but speculation continues over whether the Broncos will hand Siemian a chance at a starting place after Manning’s retirement this year.
Meanwhile veteran veteran Brett Favre, another future Hall of Famer, has returned to training camp this year and impressed so much he will be starting Sunday’s third preseason game in Arizona.
Where are the other QBs?
Cam Newton started for Carolina for the first four years of his career, but suffered a knee injury early last season
The Panthers began the 2016 season with a loss to New Orleans and Mike Tolbert forced his way into the starting line-up to prove himself on the game’s biggest stage.
After just one game under the new offensive coaching staff, though, Carolina’s offensive line, led by veteran guard Shaq Evans, left Newton with just 1,000 yards passing and two touchdowns to show for his efforts.
Following six weeks of rest, veteran quarterback Cam Newton began to show signs of his old form, delivering an MVP award on Super Bowl Sunday.
A quarterback usually lasts a decade, but if Cam Newton can maintain his form as he enters the ‘Caps Phase’ of his career it might mean that he never steps on to the field in a retirement suit.
There are many other intriguing names in the rest of the league’s starting five-man units.
From the Pacific to the Deep South – Brian Hoyer
Hoyer won a Super Bowl in his debut season with the Chicago Bears in 2011
Having served as a backup to Brett Favre for over a decade, Brian Hoyer will go up against his old team on Thursday.
The 35-year-old quarterback will be hoping to justify the trade that brought him to the Tennessee Titans last season.
Hoyer had been on the team’s radar for several years, but the answer came when he led the Bears to their first Super Bowl berth in 25 years.