The Facts: The Broncos will spend August with January in mind, at least when it comes to Manning. This training camp will be markedly different for Manning, in that every three or four days he will be sent to the sidelines. The Broncos are hoping the added rest will help keep Manning fresh, while also giving much-needed practice time to backup Brock Osweiler, who despite having been on the roster for three years, has rarely spent full practices running the first-team offense.
Diehards Line: Manning received an introduction to taking time off during offseason workouts, but as USA Today's Lindsay Jones notes, skipping snaps in August is unheard of for the workaholic quarterback. But Manning’s boss, GM John Elway, said the rest will be crucial to the QB’s success late in the season. “The key thing with Peyton, and I think Peyton is on board with it, is that even though you can't feel it now, and if you're doing too much work now, eventually that's going to catch up to you,” Elway said. He would know. When Elway retired in 1999 at age 38, it was because his body couldn’t handle the rigors of the NFL. Now it is his job – along with HC Gary Kubiak, who helped coach Elway through the final years of his career -- to make sure Manning’s body holds up through at least 16 games.