Broncos’ Peyton Manning is struggling at a Tim Tebow-like rate

The last quarterback to struggle like Peyton Manning in Denver? Tim Tebow.

The Broncos passing game back to Tim Tebow-level production after three record-setting seasons.

Peyton Manning — the legendary passer who replaced Tebow — is now struggling to score at a rate his predecessor never reached in Denver.

According to statistics compiled by NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling, the Manning-led 2015 Broncos are averaging 1.7 touchdowns per 60 minutes. Tebow’s 2011 team scored 2.0 touchdowns at the same clip.

Prior to this season, the last time Manning failed to get his offense to the end zone was in 2003. He’s done it in Weeks 1 and 5 this season already. 

Plus, "The Sheriff" is one of four starting quarterbacks with more interceptions than touchdown passes. That stat line is near Tebow-like, too.

Head coach Gary Kubiak stood by Manning as his starter — but these numbers can’t be easy to stomach.

(h/t NFL.com)

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