In 10 years in the NFL, Broncos running back Willis McGahee thought he had figured out what was and was not important.
For him, that meant training camp and regular season practice work mattered, but the organized team activities in the offseason — which are considered voluntary by the NFL and its collective bargaining agreement — could be ignored. McGahee’s choice didn’t hurt him during his years with the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens. After gaining 1,199 yards for the Broncos last year, one could argue it wouldn’t hurt him now.
But something’s different. Peyton Manning’s different.
“That has a lot to do with it,” McGahee said.