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Peyton Manning picks Broncos
ESPN ^ | March 19, 2012 | Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter

Posted on 03/19/2012 9:37:27 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Peyton Manning will become the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos, barring a snag during intensified contract negotiations that have commenced under the instruction of the four-time MVP to his agent Tom Condon, according to multiple sources.

Once the Manning deal becomes official, Denver will try to trade Tim Tebow, according to sources.

A contract between the two sides is expected to be a formality. Elway and Manning first discussed the parameters of a five-year, $95 million contract during their March 9 meeting in Denver, the first time the quarterback visited a team during his free agency.

Elway then told Manning during the Friday, March 16 trip to Durham, N.C. -- where the quarterback has done the majority of his training -- that he wanted to finalize a contract "fair to both sides." Neither side expects any hangups.

However, details such as guaranteed money, structure of the deal and contract language designed to protect the Broncos in the event of Manning's inability to perform due to his prior neck surgeries all will be addressed in the contract, sources said.

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1 posted on 03/19/2012 9:37:28 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Yes...yes...yes...as a lifetime Bronco fan and Colorado native...GOOD DAY TO BE A BRONCO FAN


2 posted on 03/19/2012 9:39:49 AM PDT by gbtheshark (So thankful to be living in such interesting times!!!!)
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To: Hojczyk

The Vikings could use Tebow.


3 posted on 03/19/2012 9:41:19 AM PDT by datura (R.I.P. GOP - Time For Some TEA!)
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To: Hojczyk

I’d fifty ways rather have Tebow.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 9:41:38 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman

I agree with you!


5 posted on 03/19/2012 9:47:15 AM PDT by moondoggie
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To: varmintman

Manning to Broncos, Tebow to Cowboys, Romo to MInnesota for a case of bandages and 3 gatorade bottles.


6 posted on 03/19/2012 9:47:22 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Hojczyk

Maybe the Colts here in Indiana can have Tebow.

I’d sure like it ;)!


7 posted on 03/19/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Hojczyk

Manning is actually making more money than the Colts would have paid him. He signed a 5-yr, $90 million dollar contract last Spring. The Broncos are paying him $95 million for 5 yrs. The guarantee maoney may be different though. But if he plays out all 5 yrs then, he makes more with Denver.


8 posted on 03/19/2012 9:49:38 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: gbtheshark

Tebow getting the boot. He will most likely go to Jacksonville.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 9:50:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: gbtheshark

If they keep Tebow, I agree. If they let Tebow go .... sad day. A very sad day.


10 posted on 03/19/2012 9:50:42 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: datura

Hell....the Broncos could use Tebow after Manning is out for the season after the second pre season game


11 posted on 03/19/2012 9:51:40 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: gbtheshark

I suppose this is an upgrade over Tebow. But it won’t make much difference until the other holes in the roster are addressed....specifically running back.


12 posted on 03/19/2012 9:51:55 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: gbtheshark
Yes...yes...yes...as a lifetime Bronco fan and Colorado native...GOOD DAY TO BE A BRONCO FAN

I am a Rams fan, butthis smelled like a good place for Manning to land. John Elway made one of the single greatest decisions a football player ever made by refusing to play for the Colts.

Bronco fans are rabid, loyal, intelligent and hate the Cowboys. Exceptional traits.

The franchise is committed to winning it all, and it is no insult to the fine young Tim Tebow to be replaced by a top-tier Hall of Famer.

Now the aforementioned John Elway gets to share Irsay stories with P. Manning, and all Manning can see are the two consecutive rings that Elway rang up in the twilight of his career with a team that was completely committed to him.

Best to you Peyton Manning. May you squash the Steelers and Patriots, and may you have success until you meet Mr. Bradford in the Super Bowl (SB IL?)
13 posted on 03/19/2012 9:52:13 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Hojczyk

Peyton will be back in the hospital by November.


14 posted on 03/19/2012 9:53:30 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: JSDude1

The Colts can and should draft Andrew Luck. Miami and Jacksonville should be very interested in Tebow. Cleveland should consider trading from him as well.


15 posted on 03/19/2012 9:55:16 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Hojczyk

Being Tebow to Miami. He wants to play in Florida, but Jax doesn’t want him (they got the wonderful ex-Dolphin, Henne).


16 posted on 03/19/2012 9:57:09 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: GSWarrior

These guys are looking for magic bullets and they’re putting way too much emphasis on QB. Basic reality is that NO QB is going to help many of these teams which don’t have the receivers or the offensive line to allow a QB to function decently. The Redskins have ruined two franchise QBs in recent years (Ramsey and Gamble) simply by never having any semblence of protection in front of them and that arises from not drafting intelligently.


17 posted on 03/19/2012 9:57:55 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Dr. Sivana

No longer a Bronco fan


18 posted on 03/19/2012 9:58:15 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Hojczyk

I would love to see Manning and Tebow in the backfield at the same time. They could run the wild bronco.


19 posted on 03/19/2012 10:01:41 AM PDT by HChampagne
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To: BubbaJunebug

I really don’t care about any of this, except that I think Manning is running a terrible risk of being badly and permanently injured.


20 posted on 03/19/2012 10:01:57 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: napscoordinator

Jacksonville would be great, Titans would be better. He would languish in Miami.


21 posted on 03/19/2012 10:05:20 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Hojczyk

Sometimes Surely’s law prevails. Surely they may well deserve each other.


22 posted on 03/19/2012 10:07:48 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Kazan
Cleveland should consider trading from him as well.

As a Browns fan, I hope they stay away. Unless Tebow wants to switch to RB.

23 posted on 03/19/2012 10:10:01 AM PDT by gdani
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To: gbtheshark

As a bronco fan from the days of Floyd Little this is one of the saddest days of this franchise


24 posted on 03/19/2012 10:11:22 AM PDT by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Moonman62

And possibly in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.


25 posted on 03/19/2012 10:13:11 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Suffering fools is hard work and there's no end to it.)
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To: gdani

As an Eagles fan, I love to see him come in as a backup under Andy Reid. If Andy can make AJ Feeley and Kevin Kolb look like quality quarterbacks, he might be able to turn Tebow into an all-pro.


26 posted on 03/19/2012 10:14:22 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Moonman62
Really dumb PR move!!!! Tebow is a fan favorite, he has potential and character that inspires his teammates and fans. TO get rid of him for a has-ben soon to be fully retired COLT is a HUGE mistake. Ten years from now when the Broncos tickets are no longer sold out you can point to this moment when Elway and the Broncos sold out character and misread the fans for an a QB that will wear a Colts jersey, not a broncos, when is inducted to the hall of fame. Short term thinking, long term disaster.

At least Elway will not have to face his own moral short comings every day he comes to work and sees a man with character and morals that Elway never had. Wonder if Janet, John's ex, admires Tebow for his character more than she does John for his moral failures.

27 posted on 03/19/2012 10:14:24 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Kazan
As an Eagles fan, I love to see him come in as a backup under Andy Reid

I wonder if Tebow will land as a starter anywhere?

28 posted on 03/19/2012 10:16:45 AM PDT by gdani
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To: DaveyB

Ding ding! You nailed the real reason Elway wants to ditch Tebow as soon as possible......


29 posted on 03/19/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: DaveyB
Really dumb PR move!!!!

And if manning wins nobody will care. Now if he gets knocked out in the first game of the year it will be a constant subject of second guessing.

In that same logic Green Bay trading Brett Farve was a PR mistake because he had a cult like following in that city. Until Aaron Rodgers showed he could put wins on the board just as well. Then nobody remembered him any more.
30 posted on 03/19/2012 10:20:53 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Hojczyk
Once the Manning deal becomes official, Denver will try to trade Tim Tebow, according to sources.

I don't have a dog in this fight one way or the other, but I think that Denver will rue the day. Manning only has a couple of years in him (with his current physical problems) at best and Tebow has pretty much his entire career ahead of him.

31 posted on 03/19/2012 10:21:30 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: varmintman
The Redskins have ruined two franchise QBs in recent years (Ramsey and Gamble) simply by never having any semblence of protection in front of them

That's half the problem. The other half is changing the offensive system more often than most linemen change their underwear.

32 posted on 03/19/2012 10:21:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
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To: Mom MD

I can’t be more thrilled.

Denver has had:

Jay Cutler
Kyle Orton
Tim Tebow

and now Peyton Manning. Imagine if they had stuck with Cutler? ;)


33 posted on 03/19/2012 10:22:38 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Mom MD
It's only "sources" saying they'll trade Tebow. Whatever Elway's feelings, he's not going to leave no proven capable backup behind a fragile aging Manning.
34 posted on 03/19/2012 10:28:33 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Moonman62

:: Peyton will be back in the hospital by November. ::

Manning runs the risk of being in a motorized wheelchair by November.


35 posted on 03/19/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: achilles2000
"I think Manning is running a terrible risk of being badly and permanently injured." AND, you know this how?

Manning is not stupid nor do I think he's being financially forced into making this decision.

36 posted on 03/19/2012 10:34:27 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: DaveyB
Really dumb PR move!!!! Tebow is a fan favorite, he has potential and character that inspires his teammates and fans.

Darn right!

Any team that wants to go to the Superbowl with Tebow will have to take a big risk and make a huge commitment to build the team around him. Denver obviously didn't want to do that.

But it's worth it. Tebow has pluses that most people willingly ignore.

37 posted on 03/19/2012 10:37:59 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Mom MD
"As a bronco fan from the days of Floyd Little this is one of the saddest days of this franchise"

I couldn't agree with you more.

38 posted on 03/19/2012 10:38:35 AM PDT by Ros42
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To: varmintman
Can the offensive line protect the Old Guy?

What kind of receivers you got?

39 posted on 03/19/2012 10:38:43 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

the bronc’s have to play the chargers and raiders twice!!! manning out by oct.


40 posted on 03/19/2012 10:39:15 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: DaveyB

Peyton has morals too


41 posted on 03/19/2012 10:40:42 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

More than decent line. Better than he has had in a while. And I think Decker fits Peyton very well.


42 posted on 03/19/2012 10:44:36 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: achilles2000

I really don’t care about any of this, except that I think Manning is running a terrible risk of being badly and permanently injured.
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I absolutely agree with you. There’s a time in a person’s life that they need to say I have enough money, I had my time in the spotlight and now I need to find the next stage in my life.

As far as getting rid of Tebow, I think it’s a huge mistake. As hubby just said, Manning’s the past/present and Tebow is the present/future. Tebow did a great job and if they worked with him they’d have a great player for years.


43 posted on 03/19/2012 10:47:33 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Moonman62
Peyton will be back in the hospital by November

I agree. The brutal cold in Denver, no dome for protection, will take its toll on his neck.

Plus, he will face three teams twice who will cause him problems... the Raiders and Chiefs will physically beat him up, and he has never done well against the Chargers.

He should have went to the Niners... better weather, better team and opponents in the division with two domes and mild Seattle.

44 posted on 03/19/2012 10:50:25 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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To: DaveyB

Well stated. It took Mr. Elway years and years to become the on-field winner which he was. It would have been nice to give Mr. Tebow such a chance.


45 posted on 03/19/2012 10:55:56 AM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: DaveyB

Agree, a bad, self serving move by Elway... short-sightedness. By season’s end, Denver fans will be calling “Bring Back Tebow”.

Elway has just joined Michael Jordan as a former superstar turned failed General Manager.


46 posted on 03/19/2012 10:56:45 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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To: Hojczyk
I might be a diehard Washington Redskins fan, but this story really makes me smile, Peyton Manning with the Broncos?

Look for great things to happen, and I have to say that "Vice President of football operations John Elway" has a very nice sound to it, the Broncos without Elway in ANY capacity just wouldn't be right.

Good Luck Peyton!
47 posted on 03/19/2012 11:01:35 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: kevkrom

If I’d been the Skins’ offensive coordinator I’d have told Patrick Ramsey to take one step and throw the ball, that’s all anybody there was paying for or deserved or rated.


48 posted on 03/19/2012 11:01:42 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Hojczyk

Tim should go to a team he WANTS to be with (in Florida, maybe, although he’s too professional to say he doesn’t want to be anywhere) – a team in which he will be THE starter – without question. I never was a real Broncos fan (pretty-boy Elway’s doing) but I did buy an authentic Tebow #15 Broncos home jersey. The people in Denver that supported Tebow will always be special. I know Tim will always have a special affinity for them. Having said that – if Tebow goes to either Miami or Jacksonville, (Tampa somehow doesn’t seem like a fit – my memories of that moronic imbecile Warren Sapp’s cheap shot antics are too fresh) hopefully he’ll have a much higher caliber offensive line working with him than he had in Denver. If Tim HAS to be a backup, he’d fit well in my real team – the Packers, but he’d never get any starting snaps (Rodgers is deservedly THE guy there). Godspeed, Tim.


49 posted on 03/19/2012 11:02:21 AM PDT by Nathaniel (- A Man Without A Cross -)
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To: Hojczyk

EXCELLENT move by Denver. Congratulations to all Bronco fans! (Packer fan here)


50 posted on 03/19/2012 11:02:21 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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