Cutcliffe: I had my doubts that Peyton could return

Peyton Manning's epic season has roots in long road back

“I’ll be honest—I was shocked at how significant the injury was,” Cutcliffe said. “What he looked like physically, without his shirt on, I had the same question he did. And on this very road, he asked me, ‘Should I even try to do this?’ And after a couple weeks, I’m wondering if I’m at the point where I just say to him, ‘Golly, Peyton, think of all you’ve done. You wouldn’t have to worry about it at all.’ “

We've all read countless quotes from David Cutcliffe over the past two years, mostly saying the same thing. But it's still terrific perspective to help us appreciate Peyton's accomplishments that much more.

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