What makes for a great Friday night? How about a retired QB offering up speculation on a QB that may or may not retire?
“I hope (Manning) does come back, but I would say right now on this show, I don’t think Peyton Manning will be back in a uniform to play football, for his health and for his safety,” said Theismann.
“Ever again. I mean, he hasn’t practiced. He hasn’t taken a hit. You’re rolling the dice on $28 million for him to take a hit. Would you do it?”
I think TV guys are programmed to speak unknowable predictions at certain intervals. It was just Theisman's turn. Sure he hopes Manning comes back, but he's also hoping he's right. I'm sure Theisman thinks about his leg every day and wonders if, 25 years later, HIS leg could have been surgically repaired well enough or him to come back the next season. I hope he's wrong. The Dr's seem pretty sure that he's wrong.
It's my understanding that the neck surgery gives Manning no limitations on how his body wwould react to a hit. Am I missing something? I hear and read people commenting all the time about how the next hit could be his last, but how is his neck any worse off than yours or mine? I thought the only issue was the nerve regeneration?
@BMS That is my understanding too. The next hit CAN be last. But that is true for any player, Luck too.
So since Peyton hasn't practiced yet, Theisman says he'll never play again? Joe always seemed to guees wrong while broadcasting games, I'm going to say, right now on this blog comment, that Joe is wrong.