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Posted on 03/19/2012 9:17:10 AM PDT by HIDEK6
Peyton Manning has a new home.
Manning will be playing in Denver next season.
This is coming from ESPNs Chris Mortensen.
The Denver Broncos have signed Manning as the legendary quarterback is playing somewhere other than Indianapolis.
The Colts released Manning in early March, which made him the one of the biggest names in NFL free agency history. The Broncos were the first team to get an interview with Manning and they were one of the favorite teams all throughout the process.
The Broncos are taking a chance on Manning. Hes undergone four neck procedures in a short period of time and nobody knows how effective he can be in an actual game. There was a video of him throwing the ball at Duke University, but thats nothing like a real game situation.
The Broncos are also saying that quarterback Tim Tebow is not their guy. I dont see any way Tebow and Manning stay on this team together. This means that Tebow will need to be traded somewhere else, which brings up the question, how valuable is he?
Tebow was able to bring the Broncos back from being one of the worst teams in 2011 and got them in the playoffs. Once they were there, Tebow helped the Broncos win a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he did have the worst completion percentage out of any starting quarterback and he doesnt play a traditional style.
It should be interesting to see what happens with Tebow now that Manning is with the Broncos.
Wow, never thought he’d go to snow country, figured he’d want to finish in the climate control.
Well, being the heathen that he is he better get used to being second team there. /s
Wild horses-—couldn’t drag him away. Oh well—he’s keeping his career in the horse family at least.
Here they come.
Will he get a GUARANTEED contract?
Hahahahaha...got in early enough to tell them to kiss my butt!
If Alex Smith stays with SF, I could see Miami making a play for Tebow. I wouldn’t mind seeing Tebow come to Cleveland, but he would never fit the West Coast Offense that Holmgren and Shurmur want to run. Gonna be interesting to see where Tebow ends up.
I like the move for both him and the Broncos. Of course, it means my Pats will still see him on occasion (I would have preferred he get banished to Seattle or some team like that who we only see once every few years...)
I try not to get too caught up in all the NFL drama, but I always got the distinct impression that the Broncos never really liked or wanted Tim Tebow. More like he was foisted upon them.
It was obvious that the Broncos never warmed to Tebow and let on as much, albeit just below the threshold. Looks like they may give Tebow the bums rush now.
ESPN is reporting that Denver wants to trade Tebow.
Why shouldn't he not only start for the Broncos, but mentor Tebow to get him truly ready to take over the team in a couple of years?
Only if Elway took too many head hits in his career. No guarantees for a guy coming off his 3rd neck surgery that kept him from playing for an entire season.
Tebow should stay in Denver....a few years under Manning as a mentor is a good thing. Learn from the best and then take over at the helm when the time comes—and it could be a lot sooner than expected.
As well they should. Talent-wise he is barely a practice squad quaterback. I wonder if anyone would be smart enough to move him to tailback where he might be pretty good.
“Wow, never thought hed go to snow country, figured hed want to finish in the climate control.”
I would have thought that too. That said, I hope Peyton’s comeback is a successful one. I never saw a player with a mind like his. He’s given so much to the excitement of the game. I’m a Manning family fan. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him as GM or head coach one day.
Tebow. What now?
Well, good luck to Manning. And in the words of Duke Tumatoe, Lord help our Colts.
BTW, NFL is a big Dem contributor.