Do you remember in the NFL off-season when everyone was worried about the Denver Broncos and whether or not they would be able to utilize their surplus of offensive weapons? Well, it’s only been three weeks and we can already tell that Peyton Manning isn’t going to have a problem in the Mile-High City. In fact, the Broncos are actually on their way to a historic season and it’s because of their wide receivers.
First and foremost, Wes Welker going to the Broncos was easily the greatest move of the off-season by any NFL organization. Everyone knew that Welker had the ability to catch over 100 passes in Denver, but who would have guessed that he would already have four touchdowns in just three games?
While Welker deserves a bulk of the credit; Manning has been on an absolute tear when it comes to finding the end-zone. With 12 passing touchdowns through just three weeks of action, Manning has set an NFL record with the most scores by any quarterback in such a short amount of time. Obviously, this kind of production is unheard of, but if he continues this pace then the Broncos’ quarterback will finish his second year in Denver with 48 touchdown passes.
The only guy to throw more touchdowns than that in a single season is Tom Brady, who tossed 50 back in 2007 — Peyton also threw for 49 scores in 2004, so maybe he can out-do himself almost a decade later.