Just today in Phil Richard's 'Notebook:' column, he shared what I found a very revealing quote from Manning that should give people a great feeling about Collie playing football moving forward. Link is above if you want to read the whole thing.
Phil Richards-- No one is more impressed with Collie's dedication than the man who threw those passes.
Manning-- "He just had a baby and it's Christmas Day and he flies out to Oakland. He's on injured reserve. There's a guy who loves it (football)."