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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Manning’s been out of the game for a year plus he’s older and dealing with recovering from the cervical spine injury. At least Favre didn’t miss a season and was real healthy until the last year. Manning has to get used to new surroundings as well. No guarantees it works out for him and the Broncos.
He’ll be staring at the Denver sky when he’s not digging turf out of his facemask. I can only imagine he’s doing this for the money. Denver had the most cap room. If he wanted another Superbowl he would have gone to San Francisco.
I agree and I also think that Elway is concerned that Tebow could eventually usurp him as the greatest Broncos QB of alltime so he might be at least subconsciously be looking for a way to get rid of him.
As a Patriots fan, I'm hoping that they can make a trade for Tim Tebow. Tom Brady, who may well go down as the greatest QB in the history of the game, is entering his twilight years and it's time to groom a successor. I believe that Tebow is still young enough to tutor under Brady for a few years before assuming the helm himself as Patriots QB where he can continue the dynasty of Bill Belichick.
Also, I think New England is the best place for Tim Tebow to play football as we are deeply conservative and religious out here (once you get outside the city). Also, New England has the highest standard of living in the United States in terms of climate, geography, education, medicine, culture, dining, hiking, dog-owning, fishing, hunting, beer brewing and sports.
SO hopefully Tim Tebow is soon pulling on a Patriots uniform.
As for Peyton Manning, I can't help but think that Denver is making a grave mistake. Peyton is turning 36 and is surely past his prime and coming off what was very close to being a career-ending injury. At best, Peyton will have 2-3 more seasons in him and the Broncos offensive line better protect him well because he's one good hit away from having his career ended.
Finally, someone that sees it like me.
This guy had an illegl operation (in the US) in England with stem cells. Oh, I really like my QB to have cells from another body in his neck.
The wording on the contract for neck injury is going to be touchy. One hit and the contract is null and void.
Anyone is an idiot that signs him.
yes, jacksonville is a probability. i wonder if a team like KC would try timmy time?
even though i’m not a 49er fan, peyton made a mistake not picking them if his criteria was to win a championship. maybe he just wanted to stay on a horse-themed team?
You may be right. I do not wish anything bad on Manning, but think he should probably go out at the top of his game and not get hurt and go out disabled. I do not see Broncos fans buying many tickets. I won’t. Elway and Fox may have just super glued themselves to the railroad track.
yes he will because he knows who he is, what he is about and also knows that football is not the do all be all in his life. He has his God and his faith and will do great things.
Do you think Elway the punchbowl turd is destroying the Broncos on purpose to keep his legacy from being challenged?
Elway running the organization? A dumb jock atop a football franchise. Doesn’t that say it all about the, uhm, sport?!
I personally think Peyton Manning should have gone out on top. He has served his game well. Why he would want to do this is beyond me. He should retire, get a broadcasting job and be thankful for all he has already.
Tebow being bumped is a tragedy all on it's own, but hopefully just for Elway.
Peyton obviously considers Denver a Super Bowl quality team that he can take all the way?
Plus, there is the money?
It makes really good sense, and I think the Tebow would agree.
However, I don't think it will happen.
New owner vows to make Jags a contender — now he’ll have to put up or shut up. If he doesn’t offer Tim the Sun, Moon and Stars to sign, then we don’t deserve a NFL team.
Tim is a local Jacksonville hero, and if Jags sign him, the stadium will be full every Sunday! He’ll pay back his signing bonus and his mega million contract in the first season!
Next few weeks will be interesting, football wise, won’t they?
Thanx for the update.
The many athletes who have overstayed their prime and went out with a whimper instead of with a victorious shout are legend.
Fox and Elway have exposed their stupidity for all to see.
a friend of mine and i have a bet.. over and under before Manning is out. Everyone is totally overestimating the line for Denver and the Tebow bashing is basically bandwagon anti-Christian in it's origin.
I hope he goes to Jacksonville or New England. THAT would be priceless, cause Belechek loves to have selfless players that work hard and shut their mouths about anything but the team.