Tracy Porter’s seizure aftermath may keep him out of dream game
Denver Broncos’ cornerback Tracy Porter has a thread in history with both Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
When he was a member of the New Orleans Saints, his interception of Peyton Manning in the 2010 Super Bowl put the final nail in the Indianapolis Colts’ championship bid.
The only problem with this script is that Porter may not play.
Porter has been an on-again, off-again part of the Broncos roster as he experiences complications from a seizure that he had in August.
The term that is being used is vertigo to describe Porter’s situation. It is important to note that Porter has not had a second seizure.
He did not travel with the team when they pulled off a miraculous comeback win against the Chargers.
Yet after the bye week, he wants to play against the Saints in the worst way.
“It will be great to intercept Drew, to make him mad and put my team closer to a victory,” Porter told ESPN. “But I still have to be in the right place at the right time like I was in the Super Bowl.”
Brees is aware of what Porter can bring to the table and he’s also aware of the emotion that will be involved should Porter make it onto the field.
“I had four great years with Tracy, going against him in practice every day,” Brees said. “You know, he obviously was a big part of what we were able to accomplish here the last four years and it’s always weird to see a guy like that who was such a big part of what you did and all of a sudden he’s on the other side in a game.”
The world obviously wants to see that go down but coach John Fox did not sound too optimistic that Porter would get a chance to play.
“Right now, Tracy is being evaluated,” Fox said. “When he’s cleared to physically be able to practice, he’ll be out there. I don’t know all the symptoms. When we figure out how to deal with the illness, then he’ll be out here.”
Seizures and the aftermath of them are not a joke. Still, Players View is pulling for Porter to make it back in time to get that big pick-six on national TV.
Porter is playing on a one-year deal and his future is obviously impacted by how much production he can string together for the last half of this season.