The Denver Broncos have benched Peyton Manning, who has thrown four interceptions against the Kansas City Chiefs defense so far. The score is currently 22-0 in favor of Kansas City so the game is clearly in the Chiefs favor but it's still a surprise to see the Broncos actually make this move.
I've been watching Peyton Manning since 1998 and I haven't seen him play this poorly. He looks so bad. I don't mean that as an insult but more of a shocking revelation for me. He just hasn't had these lows before.
Here's how everyone reacted when Peyton was benched:
A loud ovation for Brock Osweiler as he strides to the huddle after getting some last-minute instruction.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) November 15, 2015
Here comes Brock Osweiler, everybody. Peyton Manning is about to be benched on the day he became the most prolific passer in @NFL history.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 15, 2015
"BROCK OSWEILER LEADS BRONCOS COMEBACK" is still a headline I'm afraid to read tomorrow.— Matt Conner (@MattConnerAP) November 15, 2015
Looks like Osweiler is coming in... pic.twitter.com/AtcVaLMjHR— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) November 15, 2015
Why is there a backup quarterback in this Papa John's commercial?— Mick Shaffer (@mickshaffer) November 15, 2015
And it's happening against the Chiefs. Never thought I'd see the day— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) November 15, 2015
They did it. Wow.— Bill Vaughn (@bvaughnMO) November 15, 2015
Did we just retire Peyton Manning?— Arrowheads Abroad (@KCChiefs_UK) November 15, 2015
Peyton Manning just got benched on the day he broke the all-time passing yard record.— Craig Stout (@barleyhop) November 15, 2015
I never thought I'd live to see the day when Peyton Manning was cut. I've now lived to also see him be benched. #speechless— DEC Management (@davidcanter) November 15, 2015