Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker on Field Together for First Time
There have been some great teams that had very talanted trios of wide receivers over the last decade that include the St. Louis Rams, Green Bay Packers and Inidanapolis Colts, but I’m not so sure that any of those teams had a trio like the Denver Broncos will have in the upcoming season.
Broncos receivers Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and newly acquired stud Wes Welker could make up perhaps the best trio of receivers in the history of the game.
In his third season as a pro in 2012, Thomas caught 94 receptions for 1,434 yards and 10 touchdowns while Decker wasn’t too bad himself in his third season as he caught 85 receptions for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns. Welker played for the New England Patriots for the last six seasons and has averaged 112 receptions, 1,243 yards, and six touchdowns over that span.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning got a chance to throw to his three star receivers for the first time on Wednesday at Duke University, where Manning’s former coach, David Cutcliffe, now resides.
Manning enjoyed being able to get started early compared to last offseason when he was trying to figure out which team he would be playing for and who his receivers were going to be. This season everything is set and the workouts have already started and the team’s offseason training program officially starts Monday in Dove Valley.
Soon after the offseason training program the Broncos will add some players via the 2013 NFL Draft which starts on April 25th. The Broncos have talked about adding another quarterback to compete with sophomore Brock Osweiler for the backup spot and eventual replacement for Manning.
It’s going to be an amazing season if these four guys can all get on the same page and stay healthy. The sky is the limit.