Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Virtually every player that gets seriously injured can likely get medically cleared to play again at some point. It doesn't have anything to do with whether they can return to form.
Eddie Mac got cleared to return. But he was never the same.
well once again, you just cited one person and you're assuming that this one person makes your argument. you can cite as many people as you want, but there are certianly people who DO return to form. you have no statistic for the percentages, so you can't argue that manning is more likely to decline. We're talking about one of the greatest ever, even a sharp decline would make him one of the better quarterbacks in the league. This is why you need to trust physicals, doctors, and the workouts that show he has been throwing well.