Why would anyone take the Chris Weinke case to say anything about Peyton Manning?
As it happens, coincidence of coincidences, I just got done watching some old Weinke games just for the hell of it. He was never the thrower that Peyton Manning was. Manning could throw more crisp passes while sleep walking.
If I'm a concert pianist and I broke my hand, had to have surgery on it, are you going to predict that I'll be playing Stravinsky at Symphony Hall in no time because you're pretty good at playing Chopsticks, and you broke your hand and had the same surgery, and were back to playing Chopsticks again within the year? I'm supposed to find that reassuring?
Oh but I'm certain Chris Weinke assured Peyton very strongly that he will be throwing strong, crisp passes again in no time...just like the strong, crisp passes that Weinke (never) threw.
Manning is still recovering. He doesn't want to show how far he has come until it becomes necessary to get the maximum amount of strength and touch back. He is being smart about his situation, even if that creates the speculation by the self serving pundits.
The Indy local media are probably the most believable source at this point, but you have to wonder if the ownership has some influence over them considering they will access to the players(Luck) in the future.
All of this will be cleared up when Peyton begins visiting teams in a couple of weeks - months. He doesnt need the money, he is attempting a comeback for the love of the game.
Right now, I would take any report with a grain of salt.
The Pro Peyton people on this board are going to believe the positive reports and the anti are going to believe the negative reports; This is just going to go back and forth until free agency and into OTA's.