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Peyton Manning's cool Super Bowl gesture for Broncos practice squad WR

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Peyton Manning's road back from injury to starting quarterback for this weekend's Super Bowl 50 owes much to a little-known member of the Denver Broncos practice squad, Jordan Taylor.

The rookie wide receiver spent hours before weekday practice sessions catching passing from Manning as he rehabbed earlier this season, and was doing the same in the run up to the veteran's comeback game against the Chargers in Week 17.

With Manning now back fully healthy and preparing to lead the Broncos in the Super Bowl, it is only right the quarterback came to the aid of Taylor when he had a wardrobe dilemma this week.


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As we all know, teams always dress to impress when flying out to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for Taylor, as a practice squad member yet to travel with the team to a game, he didn't have a suit prepared for the occasion.

So, as reported by USA Today, the rookie texted Manning asking if he could borrow one of the 39-year-old's suits - knowing it wouldn't be a fit.

Instead, as a show of gratitude, Manning went one better and had his personal tailor meet Taylor at the Broncos facility the next day to get measured up for a customized outift.

It duly arrived in time for the flight and, as Manning says, "he might have been one of the best-dressed players coming out here."

It's a nice touch from the future Hall of Famer, but, after the help Taylor provided in a tough 2015 season, it was the least he could do:

"I don’t think I could have gotten through my rehab and gotten back if it had not been for him. I am very grateful for his help," Manning explained this week.

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