It's hard to believe, but just two weeks ago, after the Broncos' big win over the Green Bay Packers, Peyton Manning fans were telling doubters to suck it.
Not now. Manning suffered through one of his most horrific days ever against the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday, throwing four picks and being benched in favor of backup Brock Osweiler en route to a 29-13 Denver loss — and on Twitter, his defenders were in short supply.
Granted, Osweiler didn't look like a world-beater in his 2015 regular season debut; he led the team to thirteen garbage-time points, but also threw an interception in the end zone.
Nonetheless, plenty of folks on Twitter would prefer to see Brock start next week over a nicked-up Peyton — which only goes to show how awful Manning played. He may have set the all-time passing-yards record, but he did so against an exceedingly sorry backdrop.
Look below to see our picks for the twenty most memorable tweets about the Broncos' quarterback situation, illustrated with images from the game.
I think it's hilarious how these Broncos "fans" think Brock will do better than Peyton. The o-line is horrible and the run game sucks.— Andres Valdez Jr (@AyeValdez702) November 15, 2015
Whoever is at the helm of my broncos I support. Peyton or Brock. Just a sad day to see it come down to this. We all knew it would come...— BoyOLean719 (@BoyOLean) November 16, 2015
Don't see Brock Osweiler as a franchise QB. But the Broncos ain't winning a SB with this Peyton. Not sure what they should do— Jeremiah Martinez (@jerb34r) November 16, 2015
As great as Peyton Manning has been in his career, it's time for the Denver Broncos let Brock Osweiler start next week.— Jose Yepez (@elJGY) November 16, 2015
You can't go back to Peyton after today. It's Brock's Broncos now— Patrick (@FAN960Patrick) November 16, 2015
Peyton Manning should tell the Broncos to start Brock Oswiler. 5/20 for 30 yards and 4 picks?!?!?! Get out of the league!— Denver (@DHuntermark11) November 16, 2015
I'll say this.. If the Broncos can't get an o-line to protect Peyton, then keep him on the bench. Let Brock take those hits— Christy (@christy___18) November 16, 2015
Brock came in the 4th & got more yds than Peyton, bruh hurt gotta bench him & give up the reigns @Broncos— Touloure (@touloure5) November 16, 2015
Gotta admit, Brock has made it interesting.. Not this game, but if Peyton is hurt......... #Broncos— JONN McKEE (@new_clear_DAZE) November 16, 2015
o my the #Broncos savior just threw a pick. That's Brock I'm talking about, not Peyton. My I'm baffled and ecstatic about what's going on!— Jake Swisegood (@TheSwise89) November 16, 2015
Broncos need to bench Peyton and start Brock Osweiler the rest of the year if they want a legitimate shot at a Super Bowl, he's ready for it— Goku (@Andrew_Mayes10) November 16, 2015
Manning should've retired after last season, but Brock Osweiler sucks so he couldn't just leave the Broncos with that trash— Will Corr (@WillCorr91) November 15, 2015
Am I not a Denver Broncos fan if I say bench Peyton? Very reminiscent of Favre towards the end. (Bittersweet face) Give Brock his shot.— Ronald (@RDouglasPenman) November 16, 2015
Whaaaaaat??? You benched Peyton Manning???? I understand but . . . Damn that's Peyton Manning!! Yooooo life just... https://t.co/5rxTAAxfO4— Q-So Major RRXG (@Q_So_Major) November 16, 2015
Peyton Manning, after Brock Osweiler led the Broncos to their first touchdown of the day... pic.twitter.com/74p8Pn7jMM— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) November 16, 2015
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Oh!!!! Nice shit there, Brock! The future's looking bright after Peyton retires! #Broncos— A-Fizzle (@A_Fizzle_daTrue) November 16, 2015