Peyton Manning’s arm strength questioned after MNF loss to Falcons, Manning blames poor decision making

Denver Broncos’ quarterback (QB) Peyton Manning was asked on Wednesday about his arm strength, which could have been the problem that resulted in Manning’s three interceptions in the Broncos’ 27-21 loss on Monday night to the Atlanta Falcons.

“I am what I am, it is what it is,” Manning said about arm strength, according to the Denver Post.  “Whatever expression is appropriate for that. So, I really don’t know what to tell you.”

According to Pro Football Talk, Manning’s three intercepted passes did not look sharp and appeared to float. Manning said poor decisions, not his arm strength, were to blame.

Questions regarding Manning’s arm strength grew after backup QB Brock Osweiler said he would have thrown the Hail Mary in Monday’s game if the Broncos had the chance, reported the Denver Post.

Head coach John Fox reiterated that his quarterback’s arm strength is just fine.

“There’s nothing wrong with his arm strength,” Fox said, according to the Daily Camera. “He was throwing the deep ball well in the second half.”

However, statistics don’t lie. According to Big Lead Sports, on short throws, Manning is 39-54 for 423 yards and two touchdowns through the first two games. However, on deep throws, Manning is 4-9 for 71 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

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  • Glenn Peirce

    44% on long throws and 72% on short throws. Sounds about normal for any NFL quarterback.