Peyton Manning may replace Tim Tebow in Denver

Holy Horsies! Peyton Manning may replace Tim Tebow in Denver

3/8/12 in NFL   |   JoeKukura   |   492 respect

The Peyton Manning free agency bonanza is officially underway, and multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that up to12 NFL teams had reached out to Manning's agent expressing interest in his quarterbacking services.

The identity of one of these teams will raise a few people's eyebrows. It may cause other people to drop to one knee and rest their forehead upon their fist.

The Denver Post reports that the Denver Broncos are gauging Manning's interest in playing for them.

"The Broncos are expected to gauge Manning's interest by talking to his agent, Tom Condon, according to an NFL source close to the situation," says the Post. "If Manning's contract can be structured so the team would be protected in case Manning's troublesome neck becomes an issue, the Broncos could well be players."

The Broncos were a playoff team last season with Tim Tebow at quarterback. But Broncos' coach John Fox and executive VP John Elway are notoriously lukewarm toward Tebow and his unconventional throwing mechanics. Niether Fox nor Elway was involved with the decision to draft Tebow.

ESPN's Adam Schefter, himself a former Broncos beat reporter, insisted that Peyton-to-the-Bronos is a real possibility.

"It's more realistic than some people know," Schefter said on ESPN. "Denver has a lot to try to sell to Peyton Manning. You have an owner in Pat Bowlen who wants to win."

"You have John Elway, who understands the type of situation that Peyton Manning is in," Schefter continued. "You've got a team with a good defense, that's been known for its running game that has a good, young offensive line. A left tackle in Ryan Clady that can help protect Peyton Manning's blind side, and I think the Broncos can quietly make a push -- an aggressive push -- to see whether or not they can interest Peyton Manning in coming to Colorado."

"I think the one advantage they might have is, I think it's probably more comfortable for Peyton Manning to stay in the AFC than to transition over to the NFC," Shefter said."I'm sure he's open to going to an NFC team. But that gives certain teams in the AFC like the Broncos, like the Chiefs, like the Dolphins, like the Jets -- a leg up that the NFC teams cannot offer."

There has been some speculation that Peyton doesn't want to play in the NFC, to avoid competing directly with brother Eli Manning of the Giants. There is no evidence either Manning actually feels this way, it's just speculation.

Whatever Peyton Manning's decision, Schefter reports we're going to know this decision very soon.

"The sooner Peyton Manning makes (his decision) the better it is for him, and the better it is for other teams around the league," Schefter suggests. "Free agency starts Tuesday 4pm Eastern. And if Peyton Manning has chosen his new home by then, that gives that team a particular advantage in targeting certain free agents and figuring out how to work the cap. And it works to Peyton Manning and the team's advantage if the two sides can figure out a deal by Tuesday."

We've all by now considered that it's going to be weird to see Peyton Manning in another NFL team's uniform.

But we're going to see it, and we're almost surely going to see it within the next five days.
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview

3/12/12   |   kobe_lova   |   62531 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
oh you just mad, son

Broncos 34 - Falcons 19

I hated him LONG before that. And How DARE you pick at my wounds, stupid ****** jerkface?! *rage face*

3/10/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

BTW i am still saying AZ, even though every thinks its Miami...or their team if they have no QB

3/10/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Tiger_Pride2 wrote:
I'm not completely sure Elway himself was better than Manning.

yeah, thats not even close...and Peyton w/o a neck and right arm is better than Tebow

3/10/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25700 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I'm not gonna do this with you. Peyton is was better, he just didn't get lucky with Indy 20 years later, unlike some other jerkish denver qb, ugh.

oh you just mad, son

Broncos 34 - Falcons 19

3/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   62531 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
Blasphemy!!

And to Scott's point.. I'm sure if the Broncos were to land Manning he could run whatever offense he wanted

I'm not gonna do this with you. Peyton is was better, he just didn't get lucky with Indy 20 years later, unlike some other jerkish denver qb, ugh.

3/9/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25700 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
He wasn't.

Blasphemy!!

And to Scott's point.. I'm sure if the Broncos were to land Manning he could run whatever offense he wanted

3/9/12   |   Scott   |   54845 respect

BRye21 wrote:
Ever since it came out that he may be released, I've been saying I want him to go to the Broncos. No hard feelings for Timmah buuuuut he is not Peyton F**king Manning

He isn't 6'5" and doesnt have a laser cannon arm

Peyton Manning makes the Broncos, with that D and running game, a very sexy pick. Kind of like the San Francisco 49ers with a QB lol just jokes.

Plus Peyton Manning could teach the new football messiah how to throw a ball, its an easy 3 step approach
1. Swat the flies
2. Smack your brother
3. Flick the booger

Unless the Broncos tweak their offensive system to include more passing, I cant see Peyton Manning going to a team that focus' so much on the running game

3/9/12   |   BRye21   |   544 respect

(Edited by BRye21)

Ever since it came out that he may be released, I've been saying I want him to go to the Broncos. No hard feelings for Timmah buuuuut he is not Peyton F**king Manning

He isn't 6'5" and doesnt have a laser cannon arm

Peyton Manning makes the Broncos, with that D and running game, a very sexy pick. Kind of like the San Francisco 49ers with a QB lol just jokes.

Plus Peyton Manning could teach the new football messiah how to throw a ball, its an easy 3 step approach
1. Swat the flies
2. Smack your brother
3. Flick the booger

3/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   62531 respect

Tiger_Pride2 wrote:
I'm not completely sure Elway himself was better than Manning.

He wasn't.

3/9/12   |   Tiger_Pride2   |   3287 respect

derms33 wrote:
Wait, Bronco fans please get on here....TEBOW is better than Manning...right?

I'm not completely sure Elway himself was better than Manning.

3/8/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Wait, Bronco fans please get on here....TEBOW is better than Manning...right?

3/8/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Scott wrote:
The one I really like is Kansas City.  With Bowe, Baldwin, Jamaal Charles,Tony Moeaki on offense and a defensive minded head coach, the Chiefs instantly become a AFC favorite if they get Manning

and a surgically repaired knee and neck...CHarles and Manning a formidable force for years...good Luck

3/8/12   |   Scott   |   54845 respect

The one I really like is Kansas City.  With Bowe, Baldwin, Jamaal Charles,Tony Moeaki on offense and a defensive minded head coach, the Chiefs instantly become a AFC favorite if they get Manning

3/8/12   |   scquwi1   |   1232 respect

Wow just as he may replace Sanchez on NY, Kolb in Arizona, Orton in K.C. and about 9 other QBs in the NFL. We will see soon where he ends up.