The Denver Broncos got quarterback Peyton Manning a gift for having a solid MVP caliber year last season. They went out and got dynamic and productive wide receiver Wes Welker, one of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s favorite targets over the past several seasons.
The two are still working together on their chemistry after a 40-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Manning says the key is repetition.
“The more repetitions that he and I can get together versus certain coverages — he and [cornerback] Chris Harris have good battles in practice every single day,” Manning said, via Pro Football Talk. ”It’s going to make Chris better and it’s going to make me and Wes better. I do think that we connected on a few plays this week in training camp. It was very competitive and it was good to hit him on a couple of routes today. We had a blitz read where he and I were on the same page on a communication. And then hit him on a play down in the red zone that he’s scored a lot of touchdowns on in his career. Those were all positive.”
Manning completed 11 of 16 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown. Welker caught all three balls that came his way for 31 yards including that touchdown.