Smith: Quarterback rankings
The QB hierarchy -- it's a topic of constant chatter. Jason Smith provides his own rankings, with a surprise at No. 1. More ...
"You don't feel it necessarily right now, but you know that it's going to pay dividends for you in the fall, when there's a third-and-5 and there's a pass pattern that you complete to Eric Decker. And you say, you know, 'We worked on that back in April and May, and that time we put in was worth it because it came on a critical third-down conversion or a touchdown pass,' " Manning said in a video posted Wednesday on the team's official website.
"I've seen that firsthand over the course of my career -- that offseason work makes a big difference come fall," Manning said. "You can't just show up in September and expect to be successful, expect to win games. And so this offseason work is critical. And so I've enjoyed the time, getting to know these receivers, they're kind of getting to know me. It's a marathon, no question about it -- it's not a sprint. And we do have some time, and the more we can do it, the better off we're going to be."