For the past four weeks, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has walked into his Monday press conference and made the same announcement: Brock Osweiler will be the team's starting quarterback.
The only announcement Kubiak made on Monday is that he's not ready to announce who the team's starting quarterback will be when the Broncos travel to Pittsburgh on Sunday.
The Broncos coach has insisted all along that Peyton Manning will be the team's starting quarterback when he's healthy, so naturally, Kubiak wants to see if Manning's healthy.
Manning hasn't gone through a full practice since early November, but he was back on the field last week. The 39-year-old had throwing sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.He also hasn't played in a game since being benched in the third quarter of a 29-13 loss to Kansas City on Nov. 15.
The Broncos struggled to score points with Manning at time, but that hasn't exactly changed with Osweiler running the show. The Broncos offense has only produced one touchdown in its last eight quarters of action.
If Manning can practice this week, Kubiak will have a tough decision on his hands.
For now though, it sounds like Osweiler has the early edge to be this week's starter, but only because he's been the starter for the past four weeks.