Manning liked starting as a rookie

Mike Chappell and Philip B. Wilson recap some happenings with Pat McAfee’s knee, Ryan Diem’s expected twins and Peyton Manning’s feelings on rookie viability at QB:

“That’s the way it worked for me,” he said after the Colts closed the season Sunday with a 19-13 loss at Jacksonville. “I certainly enjoyed playing. I think it helped me playing right away.

“I’ve been on record saying that. I think (younger brother) Eli felt the same way (with the New York Giants).”

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.