Broncos should rest Manning

Loss to Jags unlikely; smart move is to avoid injury risk

Updated: October 9, 2013, 12:17 PM ET
By Michael Bonzagni | ESPN Stats & Info

Peyton Manning AP Photo/Perry KnottsIs this where Peyton Manning should be on Sunday against Jacksonville?

It's no secret that Peyton Manning is having the best season of his career. He might end up with the best season of anyone's career. We all watched him drive up and down the field at AT&T Stadium on Sunday in one of the highest-scoring games in recent memory, posting a 93.7 Total QBR with 414 passing yards and four touchdowns. Amazingly, none of those were season highs. He is on pace to be the only quarterback since 2006 -- as far back as QBR data goes -- to have a rating over 90 for a season, not to mention shatter Tom Brady's single-season touchdown record and Drew Brees' passing record.

Manning might be the NFL's most important player to his team's chances to win the Lombardi Trophy. And that's exactly why John Fox should bench him Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.


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