Heading into the 2012 NFL season, one of the biggest storylines of the year will be about whether Peyton Manning can come back from a career-threatening injury to lead his new team, the Denver Broncos, to the Super Bowl.

Since Manning officially joined the team, the Broncos have jumped to be one of this year’s Super Bowl favorites and for good reason too. During his 12 years as the starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, Manning was always one of the most dominating players in the league and the Colts were consistently in the running for the Super Bowl.

Last season, the Broncos managed to sneak into the playoffs, even though they never had a strong offense. With Manning, the Broncos should surely start putting up more points. When matched with their defense, which is one of the best in the league, the Broncos will be a tough team to beat.

On the other hand, Manning does come with a lot of risks. While he was always a great quarterback, Manning has not played in over a year and his serious neck injury will definitely come with plenty of physical and mental hurdles to overcome. Because of this, leading a team through the long NFL season and to the Super Bowl will be very tough.

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