Skip to comments.Peyton Manning Arrives In Denver For Meeting With Broncos
Posted on 03/09/2012 3:40:17 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
A plane carrying Peyton Manning has arrived in the Denver area.
The legendary quarterback is meeting with executives with the Denver Broncos to discuss the potential of signing with the team.
CBS4 reporter Gary Miller says Manning has strong interest in the Broncos and the team could be among the Top 5 teams Manning is considering.
Manning will visit other places, hell visit Arizona and hell visit Miami, said Miller. But at this point, the Broncos believe that they may well be the favorites to land Peyton Manning. And indeed, the first visit hes making is here to Denver.
Denver is reportedly the first team Manning will meet with in person since he was cut by the Indianapolis Colts earlier this week.
Manning missed the entire 2011 season with a damaged nerve that caused weakness in his right arm and required multiple neck surgeries, including a single-level fusion in September. He has brushed off questions about retirement, insisting that after parting ways with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday he still wants to play.
Copter4 captured this image of the plane carrying Peyton Manning after it landed at Centennial Airport Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS)
This has to be exciting for the average Broncos fan. Certainly, this puts Tim Tebows future in doubt here in Denver and the reports that we have heard were if the Broncos were able to land Manning they would make an attempt to trade Tim Tebow. So theres no question the Broncos are all in on Manning. They want to make him the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos, said Miller.
If things go the way they want, Manning will be playing for the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow will be playing elsewhere. The Broncos are determined that Peyton Manning is the man they want to be their quarterback.
Perhaps they would use Manning as a mentor for Tebow for a season or two.
At least Manning is able to throw.
Tebow is a poor man’s Mark Brunell - a better Mike Norseth.
Play him at tight end. Let him run a reverse, or a reverse pass now and then.
Reports are that the Broncos will trade Tebow if they sign Manning.
Being a star quarterback, a highly successful one, isn’t always about one’s passing ability. There have plenty of rocket-armed young turks who got to the NFL and withered.
There are many traits that go into making a champion....leadership, field generalship, character, commitment, winning attitude, sportsmanship, team player, etc., etc.
Tebow has all those things in spades. It would be a horrific mistake to trade him and go with Manning. Manning is a Hall of Famer, no doubt, but his best days are long behind him. Tebow is the future. As someone above pointed out, make Manning Tebow’s mentor, asst. quarterback coach (in effect), and backup. That....is a winning strategy.
It would be a smart move, Tebow’s value will never be higher, and Jacksonville needs to put butts in seats, so it would be a no-brainer for Jax and Denver to make a deal.
I’m starting to like the idea of Tebow and Maurice Jones-Drew in the same backfield.
I guess Peyton will play somewhere, although I think it is dangerous for his health.
But as long as he’s risking his health...Kansas City is always an option.
They don’t have an NFL caliber QB so it is probably a good move.
I agree that would be a winning strategy.... but a mighty expensive one.
I couldn’t agree more. Tebow is Denver’s future.
If Peyton doesn’t mind the prospect of drinking his steaks through a straw for the rest of his life, he should continue playing.
The Vikings could use Tebow as well.
Yep, it would be nice to see the Tebow to Harvin combination again.
It’s a good fit. With Denver’s defense and Manning’s leadership / field presence, the minute he puts on the uniform they’ll be Super Bowl contenders.
Good point. Peyton Manning is a great fit for a team that is set in most other areas and is just a solid QB away from being a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
Take Manning and trade Tebow to Washington.
Maybe someday Tebow will be as accomplished an NFL quarterback as you.
They’re hiring Manning as a backup?
No offense, but why would anyone risk their health for Kansas City?
I'd have to disagree a bit there. If Manning is healthy enough to play he is still one of the top three QBs league. So much of his game is inside his head that he doesn't have to rely on the physical, mobile part of the game. The only question is will he be able to play? Three neck operations in two years? Is he insane?
Peyton doesn’t have many years left...but wouldn’t it be a miracle if he led the Chiefs to their first playoff win in 12 years? It could be his last hurrah. And there’s always money.
I agree. Doesn’t he have a wife and children? He has a ring and plenty of money. Like you said, Hall of Famer for sure. I don’t think it’s worth the risk, but that’s up to him.
Denver lost 3 starters for illegal substance use for 6 games today.
You may disagree a bit, but then you ended up completely agreeing with me. His body has had it.
Peyton doesnt have many years left...but wouldnt it be a miracle if he led the Chiefs to their first playoff win in 12 years? It could be his last hurrah. And theres always money.
If Peyton displaces Tebow, he will become hated by the Denver fans and football fans around the country. He has a pristine reputation right now. He will ruin that.
More impulse control from athletes.
But would the Jags new Muslim owner be cool with Tim's religiosity for long?
The problem with Manning is that it would only take one “tackle” from the Saint’s “bounty” defense to put him back in the hospital for 3 months.
Plus - it gives them reason to trade Tebow.
My feeling is that - they feel like his success has made them stuck with him - they want a way out, without pissing off the fans.
I think the Pat’s need Tebow.
lol - we agree!
My guess is that if TT put games in the W column, butts in the seats, and $$ in his pockets, the Muzzie would be thanking Allah for such a fine kafir.
I hope Luck has enough sense to steer clear of this scumbag.
Its a good fit. With Denvers defense and Mannings leadership / field presence, the minute he puts on the uniform theyll be Super Bowl contenders.
Manning does not play as well outside of a dome especially in cold weather.
This makes no sense at all.
Manning is not likely to be able to play more than one more season; he should be looking for a coaching job if he wants to stay in the game.
>> “If Peyton doesnt mind the prospect of drinking his steaks through a straw for the rest of his life... “ <<
That’s the reality of it. - He’s pretty much been through the thrasher, like Montana was when he moved to KC.
Don’t worry. The fact that the very hurting colts cut him means that he failed the physical exam, and it is unlikely that he will pass it with any other team.
Manning has 2-3 seasons in him. Tops. It would be nuts for a team to go ape over him.
He'll be on the Saints' hit list.
Elway made it clear that Tebow is their guy; they're sticking with him all the way.....and that was in January. He'd look awfully bad if he up and traded Tebow away for a banged up old warhorse like Manning (who I happen to admire greatly, I hasten to add).
This reminds me of Montana's latter days in the league. No one will remember him as a KC Chief; he will always be a '49er. Same with Manning; he will always be a Colt.
All that said, makes one wonder just how expensive Manning will be for a team that will take him on and let him finish his career with some dignity. I'm betting....not THAT expensive.
Ty Detmer had all the qualities you discuss, plus he had an accurate arm.
In college you can get by with scattershot tendencies and being 3 yards off the mark from time to time. In the NFL that turns into interceptions and 3 and outs.
Tebow is a more popular Matt Leinert or Akili Smith at this point. Popularity doesn’t make a guy a good quarterback, and other than a molasses slow delivery and close your eyes and pray accuracy, Tebow doesn’t have much more than that and the running skills of an average running back.
I’ve watched the boy play. You definitely short-sell him and his abilities. The Broncos didn’t get as far as they did last season by accident or luck.
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