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Former Broncos great Peyton Manning on why Denver is at a disadvantage

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Former Denver Broncos quarterback and NFL legend Peyton Manning spoke out about his former team.

Manning explained why he believes Denver is at a disadvantage due to the shortened training camp season (via Mike Klis of 9News).

Manning talks about the situation every team is in right now. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, teams have had to switch up how they conduct a lot of their offseason activities.

Players and coaches have not really been able to work together much, and that has led to a “cram session,” as Manning calls it.

While every team is dealing with that, the former quarterback great brings up the circumstances in Denver to point out why they are at a disadvantage. The Broncos have a new offensive coordinator, for one, and that’s going to make it even harder for quarterback Drew Lock (five career games) and company to continue their growth.

Manning does not think this is going to destroy the season for the Broncos, though. He believes while they may not be a “fine-tuned product” when facing the Tennessee Titans in Week 1, they could improve throughout the season.

Denver enters 2020 as one of the more exciting teams to watch. They have a tough defense and a very promising offense led by Lock and a group of young receivers. The Broncos could definitely make a postseason run with this group, but it looks like Manning believes it might take them some time in 2020 to really get the ball rolling.