Denver Broncos | News

Mile High Morning: Ranking our favorite parts from Peyton Manning's schedule release video


The Lead

In case you somehow missed it Wednesday evening, we enlisted our old friend Peyton Manning to help us unveil our 2021 regular-season schedule.

Retired from the NFL since his last game in Super Bowl 50, the five-time league MVP brought his skills back to the Broncos — this time in the role of summer intern.

Over the course of the video, Manning embraces several normally mundane office tasks and gives them a flavor that only he can. So we thought we'd count down our three favorite bits. Which one was your favorite?

3. Delivering the mail

Manning starts his day pushing the mail cart down the hall, and when he gets to a row of offices, he starts divvying up the post by firing several rockets through open doorways. I'm not sure how much his new coworkers will appreciate that mail treatment, but they've got to love the enthusiasm.

2. 'Denver Broncos, this is Peyton'

Part of Manning's desk duties included handling incoming calls at the front desk. It's all pretty easy until Manning gets tripped up by a prank call from a certain "Seymour Butts." The caller appeared to enjoy the video, too.

1. A laundry list of problems

Not everything came so naturally to Manning. Working inside the equipment room, he ran into a … little problem while trying to do the laundry. The visual gag is definitely the best part of the video for me.

Below the Fold

Looking at the actual schedule itself, one key for the Broncos will be avoiding a slow start. Denver has failed to win a game in September over the past two seasons, as Jeff Legwold points out for ESPN, and this year, it will be absolutely crucial that they stack wins early against teams like the Jaguars and Jets. "The Broncos get the Giants, Jets and Jaguars this September, a run that could include two rookie quarterbacks in Zach Wilson and Trevor Lawrence. If the Broncos have improved as much this offseason as they say they have, there are no excuses for a stumble in September this time around."

The Unclassifieds

Related Content