Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is coming off a season where he threw 55 touchdown passes, but it will be nearly impossible to repeat that sort of season.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning put together arguably the greatest season ever by a quarterback by throwing for 5,477 yards, 55 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions for a 115.1 passer rating. His passing yards and touchdown passes set new NFL single-season records.
Manning’s incredible season included a trip to the Super Bowl. However, the Broncos’ historic offense was shut down by the Seahawks’ mighty defense. This is sure to provide a blueprint for other teams who are trying to figure out how to stop the Broncos offense.
Here are five reasons why Manning will not repeat his legendary 2013 season.
This may sound ridiculous to some fans considering that Manning put together last year’s numbers at age 37, but it is unreasonable to expect a 38-year-old to repeat those kinds of numbers. Even a young quarterback in his prime would have extreme difficulty putting up those kinds of numbers. While the five-time MVP will certainly play at an elite level, his age will make it difficult to throw 55 touchdowns again.
4. Too difficult to repeat those numbers
No quarterback in NFL history has ever thrown 50 touchdowns in two consecutive seasons, so the odds are stacked against Manning repeating his numbers. Although his supporting cast is mostly intact, it would take a super human to play with the same intensity two years in a row, hence why repeating a Super Bowl victory is rare in the NFL.