"It was encouraging for a first start in this league," coach Gary Kubiak said of Osweiler's debut. "He's got to feel good about the first step."
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Manning might not get his job back if Osweiler performs well in what amounts to an in-season audition. When asked Monday if Osweiler could keep the job, Kubiak said the team would take it "week to week."
Kubiak was equally mum when asked if Manning could miss the rest of the season due to injury. The quarterback flew to Charlotte on Monday to get a second opinion on his foot.
"We're day to day, week to week," Kubiak replied.
Kubiak shot down a Sunday report that Manning was already planning to return for a 19th season in 2016. The coach said any rumors Manning is looking beyond the present "are totally false."