ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos are in the fourth week of their voluntary offseason conditioning program and newly acquired wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is already getting extra time with quarterback Peyton Manning.
Sanders went to Duke University last month to meet and work out with Manning and new teammates. Now he's doing extra workouts with Manning at the Broncos training facility in Englewood.
"He [Manning] walks up to me and asks me to run extra routes after an OTA practice. And that’s what it takes," Sanders said. "The little extra stuff that you do, that’s what’s going to determine a win or a loss or a completion or incompletion on Sunday nights.”
Sanders signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Broncos two months ago.
Sanders said he and Manning are continuously gaining chemistry.
"That’s what it’s about, so when we get out there on the field, it’s just playing football," Sanders said. "Peyton is a special guy, and I see why he’s probably—if not the greatest—one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game, and that’s because he doesn’t change. He’s all about winning; he’s all about the team atmosphere.os
Sanders is also making changes in his own playing style.
"Switching up to a no-huddle and going to a fast-paced offense, it’s brilliant," Sanders said. "When teams come here, they’re going to be tired. You can train for it all you want, but when you come, you’re going to be tired, and we’re going to be in tip-top shape."
Hear from Sanders on the Denver Broncos website.