David Cutcliffe, Peyton Manning’s former offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee and close household friend, vouched for the quarterback’s well being and capability as Manning attempts to return to play right after missing all of last season.
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Earlier in the month, NFL Network’s Albert Breer confirmed that Manning appeared in a YouTube video in which he threw the ball throughout a workout at Duke University. Cutcliffe serves as Duke’s head coach.
Having seen Manning throw a number of instances in the last three months, Cutcliffe said Manning was “right on target” to return next season.
“It’s incredible how considerably progress he’s produced in throwing the football,” Cutcliffe told The Tennessean. “He’s gotten his arm strength back and his accuracy is there. I’m not an NFL coach, of course, but I assume I know what it takes to complete passes in the NFL and it’s clear that Peyton can make all those throws.”
Cutcliffe balked when asked for insight into Manning’s thoughts on his subsequent team.
“Peyton and I don’t talk about items like that,” Cutcliffe said. “I have also considerably respect for him as a individual to ask what he’s going to do. But I do know he loves Tennessee — not just the school but the state.”
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