Peyton Manning is a future Hall of Fame quarterback who has the Denver Broncos in position to make a run at a Super Bowl, but he can’t be around forever.
There will be a point where the 37-year old veteran will step away from the game, and someone will have to fill the shoes of one of the all-time greats.
That someone, according to Broncos’ executive John Elway, is Brock Osweiler, a second round pick back in 2012.
“I’m thrilled that Brock is the guy that we brought in and that’s going to hopefully, at some point in time, take over for Peyton (Manning) because I really believe he’s got that makeup,” Elway told Broncos.com.
Osweiler saw limited action in five games last season, completing two out of four pass attempts.
The young quarterback understands his situation, and is looking forward to taking over the helm of his team:
People say I’m the future, I’m the heir apparent. Those are only words. I have to go out there. I have to earn that right to be the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos one day, and that’s something I try to take to heart and really try to push myself every single day, so that when 18 (Manning) is gone, I’ll have the chance to win that starting position.