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A report day from NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, concerning Peyton Manning and his position with the Denver Broncos has stirred up controversy on the eve of Sunday's week 15 games.

As expected, the Broncos will take to the field for their week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with Brock Osweiler under center as Peyton Manning remains inactive through injury.

Unrest?

But, according to Rapoport, Manning is unhappy (and perhaps unwilling) with the prospect of fulfilling the role of backup quarterback when he does regain full fitness. 

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"It is a trying time for Peyton Manning, who has always been a starter his entire career," Rapoport said on NFL Game Day.

"It does not sound like he is inclined to be Brock Osweiler's backup. That is one issue and one I'm told he's pretty serious about."

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The report caused intense discussion amongst the Game Day presenters, with Michael Irvin, in particular, slamming the future Hall of Famer for showing a lack of unity with his teammates.

Understandably, the assertion that Manning would be unwilling to play his part and support Osweiler should he fail to regain the starting job has led to much discussion across the board.

However, it did appear that those in the studio may have taken Rapoport's report and got the wrong impression.

Response

In response, Denver's General Manager, John Elway, has taken to social media this afternoon to attempt to quash the report before it is taken as gospel.

Of course, before the Broncos even have to contemplate this situation raising its head, Manning needs to get healthy.

Having suffered a setback in practice on Friday as he dealt with pain in his foot, there is no clear indication that the 39-year-old will be ready to compete for the starting spot before the regular-season is done.

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