Peyton Manning is one of the best quarterbacks to ever pick up a football, so when he went to the Denver Broncos, people expected the team to make it to the Superbowl. They almost did. The Broncos finished the season tied for the fourth-most offensive plays, but Manning wants them to do even better.
Denver ran 1,090 offensive plays during the regular season, an average of 68.13 per game, but Manning wants the Broncos to get closer to the league-leading New England Patriots, who ran 1,191 plays (74.44 per game).
Manning told The Denver Post on Tuesday that the Broncos “can play faster.”
“For whatever reason, our offense plays better the faster we go. I think that was clear cut last season. The receivers liked it; they got into a rhythm,” Manning told the newspaper. “Anything we can do as an offense to build off that, anything we can do to make us more efficient as an offense, that’s what we’re looking to do.”
Manning threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2012, both the second-best totals in his career.