Found March 25, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

According to Lindsay H. Jones of the Denver Post, prior to the Broncos signing Peyton Manning, executive vice president John Elway asked him if he’d be able to return to the level that enabled him to win four league MVP’s.

“There is no doubt in my mind,” Manning replied, per the Post.

After Manning gave Elway the answer he was looking for, he was convinced that he needed to sign him.

Manning does admit though that he’s not where he needs to be,  in order to perform at an MVP level.

“It’s been awful. It’s been real scary. Where I am now compared to where I’ve been, it’s just a long, long way. It’s been hard,” said Manning. “I think I handled it really good. I’ve got a sense of peace about it and prayed about it a lot. When you’ve only known one way for 20 years, the more it comes back to what it feels like it’s supposed to feel, the better I feel.”

Manning’s determination is obvious and I wouldn’t doubt one bit that he won’t once again play at a high level.


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