Skip to comments.Peyton Manning heads to Denver Broncos, while Tim Tebow may be traded
Posted on 03/19/2012 5:49:38 PM PDT by tobyhill
The Peyton Manning sweepstakes came to an end Monday when the free agent quarterback informed the NFL teams pursuing him that he intended to sign with the Denver Broncos.
The resolution of where Manning, one of the most high-profile free agents in pro football history, will play next immediately rippled through the ranks of NFL quarterbacks. The Broncos seem intent on trading quarterback Tim Tebow and speculation immediately focused on the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. A trade to either team would send Tebow back to the state where he won a Heisman Trophy and two collegiate national championships at the University of Florida.
Manning had narrowed his choices to the Broncos, Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers. He informed Broncos front office executive John Elway, the franchises Hall of Fame quarterback and two-time Super Bowl winner, on Monday morning that he planned to play in Denver. Other teams also received word of Mannings decision, a person familiar with the deliberations said.
Mannings agent, Tom Condon, was working to apply the finishing touches to a contract with the Broncos. No last-minute breakdown in negotiations was expected because the teams on Mannings list of finalists understood that it would take a deal in the range of $90 million over five seasons to sign him, according to the person close to the situation.
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I hope Tebow stays, but I think Elway dislikes him too much.
Unlike pitchers who go to the Rockies, he won’t have to worry that his curve ball won’t work anymore
I hope Tebow goes to another team and Denver lives to regret it. Manning is past his prime, he will be playing outdoors 50% more than he ever has. The Colts were built around Manning, he won’t have that luxury in Denver.
I’m not a big football fan, but I lived in Gainesville and therefore I at least know who Tebow is! I have vaguely followed his progress, and he seems to be doing well, so the thing that mystifies me is how much people in Colorado hate him. I know somebody who lives in Denver and evidently they all want him gone.
I would assume this is because of his religious positions. Denver is an extremely leftist, secularized city. It’s bizarre that your sort of typical sports guys would even get into this though.
Then, when he retires after a season or two who’ll be manning Peyton’s place?
Tim will be just fine with or without the Broncos.
Do you know why Manning is doing this? Because he CAN. He has had his many hours of fame, but like so many jocks before him, doesn’t know when to quit. They overstay their prime and often make a fool of themselves.
Jim Palmer’s “comeback” as a baseball pitcher was a shining example of an over-the-hill athlete with delusions of grandeur!
There’s got to be some arrogance involved with Manning, too. He may have a case of the redass over his little brother getting so much glory in the Super Bowl. So while I don’t wish Manning any bad luck, if he has some I wouldn’t mind hearing about it!
God Bless Tim Tebow!
Not saying Tebow is perfect but he came in and turned around a losing team, then won in the playoffs. And the articles all diss Tebow. Seems very unfair.
Peyton Manning on the other hand has to hope he doesn't literally land on his head in one of those many pass rushes he'll soon be facing.
The Broncos have put their all their eggs in one basket. Good Luck!
Exactly my thoughts. A mighty fine thank you, heh? I hope he leaves and they do live to regret it. Would serve them right.
“Do you know why Manning is doing this?”
Ah....90 million dollars over 5 years?
If the Broncos dump Tebow they are fools. What happens if Manning gets hurt again? A lot of QB’s go down during the season. Sometimes even if for a game or two.
Decent back up QB’s are hard to come by.
“...how much people in Colorado hate him. I know somebody who lives in Denver and evidently they all want him gone”
Huh? Don’t believe everything you hear. Fans all over Colorado had a blast watching Tebow play last season. All you need to do is go to a sportsbar and see the fans. Just stop listening to the media and the tiny number of loudmouth, leftist, haters that pretend to be football fans.
Too bad Elway’s brain is not as good as his arm.
Glad Tebow may get a chance to go to an organization that appreciates him.
I graduated from University of Florida and now live near Denver. Tebow had a huge following and some vocal haters. Denver is an urban, left wing island with it’s evil twin city Boulder. The rest of Colorado is conservative and mostly anti-communist!!!!
I did not hear any figure whatsoever. Can’t believe the Broncos would pay that much for a player in questionable health. Whatever!
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