(CBS) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be sidelined for Sunday’s game against the Bears, Denver coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Monday afternoon. Manning has a partially torn plantar fascia in his right foot, according to reports.
Fourth-year pro Brock Osweiler will make his first career start in Manning’s place. Osweiler was 14-of-24 for 146 yards with one touchdown and one interception in relief of Manning in a 29-13 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. Osweiler has never played a single snap of a first quarter in an NFL regular-season game, according to ESPN.READ MORE: Doggy Daycare Owner Appalled After Cook County State's Attorney Declines To Prosecute State Inspector Jose Guillen, Who Was Caught On Camera Groping Her
Manning had his worst day as a pro Sunday, going just 5-of-20 for 35 yards and being picked off four times. His quarterback rating was 0.0.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Single Digits On The Way
Northwestern product Trevor Siemian will serve as Denver’s backup quarterback, as Manning won’t dress.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
Kickoff between the Bears (4-5) and Broncos (7-2) is noon Sunday.