Originally Posted by Drunken.Broncoholic
No. I'm saying he isn't playing like he's 27.
A persons age in the sports world has considerable effects on a players ability. Turning from 26 to 27 has no effect. Turning 36 to 37, or 37 to 38 does. Unless you are Barry bonds your ability is going to drop.
while I agree that Father Time can be very unforgiving with his mandate of skill deteriorating let's not forget that Craig Morton had arguably his best season statistically when he was 38...Kurt Warner's statistical success at age 36, 37, and 38...Elway playing at a high level despite being 37-38 himself....Brett Favre's play for the Vikings at 40 in 2009....Warren Moon's play at 39 when he threw for 33 TD's as a Viking.
Today's strength and conditioning knowledge has enable many players extend their careers......just saying.
however I also think if the Broncos win the SB this year, Manning will be very tempted to retire soon afterwards. Hopefully he'll want to go out with back to back titles and stay one more season.