Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning overcame all odds in order to return to top form and lead his team to a Super Bowl berth, despite multiple neck surgeries that threatened to end his playing career.
Because of the surgeries, Manning has lost some of his arm strength and he has received some criticism for the “ducks” that he throws during games.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman commented on Manning’s “ducks” during a feature on MMQB.com, and Manning responded to those claims when he spoke to the media on Wednesday.
“I believe it to be true as well,” Manning said with a smirk on his face. “I do throw ducks. I’ve thrown a lot of yards- and touchdowns-ducks, so I’m actually quite proud of it.”
While it is true that Manning has lost some velocity and his spirals are not as tight as they once were, it doesn’t take away from the fact that he is still able to get the job done.
The only way that the ducks will become a concern is if Sherman is able to get under one of those passes to come down with an interception. But if the ducks are able to fly their way into the hands of Broncos receivers to put points on the board, none of that will matter on Super Bowl Sunday.