Despite the Jacksonville Jaguars 0-5 record, Peyton Manning isn’t taking them lightly.
On Sunday, the Denver Broncos will play the Jaguars at Invesco Field at Mile High. It’s a game in which both teams are headed in opposite directions, though Manning has stated that he is taking this game like any other opponent.
This is just another example of how much class the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback has. No matter who Manning is playing, he takes the game seriously and wants to play his best football that day. Most people would look at a struggling team and take them way too lightly and end up suffering the consequences because of it.
But not Manning. Even though he has seen the Jaguars enough to be familiarized with them, he also notices how much they have changed.
Manning last played them in 2010. Remember that he had missed the entire 2011 season due to multiple neck surgeries. The Broncos did not play the Jaguars in 2012, and we all know that a team can change drastically in a couple years.
I had no doubt in my mind that Manning would not be taking Jacksonville lightly. He has proven himself as such a great leader whether it was with the Indianapolis Colts or in Denver. Manning has proven himself as a hard worker and always finding ways to improve his game, and even in victory he believes that something can be improved in his game.
There is no other player in football who has the leadership, the knowledge, or focuses on the game more than Manning himself. That is what makes him the unique player that he is.