Buzz builds that Broncos will make a run at Manning

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Mike Klis of the Denver Post has reported that the Broncos will explore the possibility of signing quarterback Peyton Manning.

There’s a buzz in league circles much stronger than that.

One league source told PFT in response to the Klis report that there’s a belief the Broncos quietly have positioned themselves to make a significant push to land Manning.

If successful, it makes sense.  The only way to cure Tebowmania is to replace the current starter with someone clearly better, and a nearly healthy Peyton Manning is just that.

It’s unknown what the Broncos would do with Tim Tebow, if they land Manning.  Presumably, Tebow would take a back seat to Peyton.  Or perhaps the Broncos would have the right opening to move Tebow to a new position.

The problem the Broncos face is that, if they fail to land Manning, they’ll make a somewhat awkward situation a lot more awkward — especially since Tebow and Manning are both represented by the same agency.

And here’s one last thing to keep in mind.  Even though Peyton was released on Wednesday, everyone has known it was coming for weeks.  Surely, teams were talking to Manning’s camp.  Even more surely, one or more teams already have gained some separation from the pack.

85 responses to “Buzz builds that Broncos will make a run at Manning

  1. I am no Tebow fan, but seems like the Broncos organization isn’t either and is just looking for a good reason to move away from him without receiving too much backlash from the fans.

  2. “If successful, it makes sense. The only way to cure Tebowmania is to replace the current starter with someone clearly better, and a nearly healthy Peyton Manning is just that.”

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    LMAO!!!

    A nearly healthy chimpanzee is also better than the Broncos current starter!

    That’s not saying much for the old, slow, overrated Pittsburgh Steelers is it?

  3. Thats a veteran QB who can come in and push Tebow and come to play if Tebow falters. Tebow is the starter and you can wake up Johnny Unitas and he will be second string. TeBow is the man!

  4. It will be awkward if the Broncos don’t land Manning because Tebow will still be “number 1 on the depth chart on the FIRST day of training camp?”

    OOOOOOOOOK!

    I’ll take my chances landing a guarenteed future first ballot Hall of Famer

  5. OMG, could it really be? Since Tebow needs more time to learn to throw, Peyton could make the Broncos a top 10 team. Thank you Lord!

  6. It sounds as if about one third of the league has legitimate interest. he won’t get $28 million, but I’m sure he’ll get a nice contract.

    And then there is the NFL. It seems to me the longer and more often Manning plays the greater the interest in the league and more dollars into the owners pockets.

    Not that there is anything wrong with that…..

  7. The problem the Broncos face is that, if they fail to land Manning, they’ll make a somewhat awkward situation a lot more awkward — especially since Tebow and Manning are both represented by the same agency.
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    How does being represented by the same agency make it more awkward if the Broncos DON’T sign Manning.

  8. trade tebow to jax. But there might be a rebellion in denver if that happens.
    Manning doesn’t want to play in cold weather stadiums. Denver is out. I think its between miami and arizona

  9. I thought this move would make sense yesterday. Manning at 70% is clearly an upgrade from Tebow at 100%.

    The risk is obvious. Will the surgically repaired vertebra take the abuse.

  10. I’d be interested in having Manning go to the Broncos just for the fireworks, since Skip Bayless went on and on this morning about how great Manning is, then had a conniption when they brought up the idea of him going to the Broncos. He loves Tebow to a degree that is really weird and unnatural for a 47% completion passer who only won games because his defense kept them in the game when he was air-mailing most of his passes most of the time.

  11. I was telling my buddy that is Broncos fan, that he is the only guy that can make Tebowmania go away. They are the dark horse team that are only a good QB away from winning a weak division. Just the thoughts of a NYG fan….

  12. With over 60% of Tebow’s throws ending up traveling towards the correct endzone, why would Broncos want to rock the QB boat like that?

  13. Make a run all you want, Denver.

    He isn’t going there.

    He will be in Arizona with Reggie and Fitz. That will be scary if Manning can stay healthy.

  14. The math on this doesn’t add up:

    x = amount of media buzz generated by Tebow
    z = amount of media buzz generated by Mannings, particularly Peyton joining a new team

    x + z > y

    where y = the maximum allowable amount of buzz one city can handle

  15. “and a nearly healthy Peyton Manning is just that.”

    There will be many pundits who will look very foolish by assuming Manning will ever be healthy enough to play effectively.

  16. The Broncos interest in Peyton Manning makes a lot of sense. If anyone can heal Peyton’s neck, it’s probably Tim Tebow.

  17. This would be the only way to get rid of Tebow and not have fans end up rioting and burning down Denver.

  18. Because Denver wasn’t of a circus last year….

    But really, would they really want two quarterbacks they can’t be sure of from week to week and Brady Quinn as your backup, too?

  19. wow pft must be pretttty far removed from “league circles” because under 5 hours ago it released an article saying “cross the broncos off the list”

  20. “If successful, it makes sense. The only way to cure Tebowmania is to replace the current starter with someone clearly better,”

    Which is just about any QB in the league.

  21. Denver is not a real option story sounds like a plant. This is getting old fast. Manning is going to end up in MIA or AZ.

    MAYBE BAL or SF if either team got the stones.

  22. This is why you never buy a jersey for anyone other than a premier player who’s just signed a new contract. 5 million Tebow jerseys are potentially going to be used as a shammy to dry cars in a couple weeks.

  23. Get this straight. Denver, Kansas City, and Seattle can make all the run they want. Manning and Wayne want to bring their show to south beach. They would give Miami a discount, since there is no income tax, and they both live there. Not mention the above named teams have horrible stadiums, markets or weather. Nothing Manning wants anything to do with.

    Miami signs Manning and Wayne, and draft Tannenhill.

  24. icanspeel says: Mar 7, 2012 8:00 PM

    I am no Tebow fan, but seems like the Broncos organization isn’t either and is just looking for a good reason to move away from him without receiving too much backlash from the fans.
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    The Donkeys didn’t learn from their treatment of Jay Cutler.

  25. Manning at QB, D. Thomas and Reggie Wayne at wideout, Mcgahee in the back field, and Tim Tebow, Denver’s answer to Rob Gronkowski, at tight end/H-back, in the secondary.

    Pretty much unstoppable with a good offensive line.

  26. Yeah, there’s about 4 teams that absolutely won’t pursue Peyton. And there’s only one thats guaranteed that won’t pursue him and that he wouldn’t even consider playing for.

    That leaves the rest of the league that “could” consider it.

  27. The “in the secondary” part was supposed to edited out. Post is a little confusing with it in there.

    Hopefully you know what I meant.

  28. No more weather comments. Colorado has the best winters because we have sun, google it. I wore a t shirt to every game except in December. I’ve also been to every game he has beaten us at mile high, shut up dirty south.

  29. Does anyone remember that John Fox is the head coach in Denver???You know, the same coach who runs the ball on 1st and ten, 2nd and 8, and throw a 4 yd pass to the flat on 3rd and 7. No way Manning goes there as long as he has a run first and play good defense coach.

  30. Man, Peyton Manning is like a one man wrecking crew for young QB confidence.

    So much for the votes of confidence offered to Sanchez and now Tebow.

    Even if he doesn’t sign with the Jets or Broncos he’s probably set both QBs development back years, though I guess the fault ultimately lies with the GMs and coaches.

  31. Heat guard Dwyane Wade, tweeted: “I’m just going to put it out thr. Peyton, that number 18 wld look gr8 in a Dolphins uniform. Stephen Ross, let’s go.”

  32. With all due respect to your CAA “theory” about where Manning will sign, here is mine.

    I humbly submit that Manning will sign with either/or a dome or warm weather team.

    As much as I criticize Roethlisberger he would be much, much better playing in San Diego and Rivers would be much, much worse playing in Pittsburgh.

    Tom Brady and Eli Manning deserve mad props for their excellent play in bad weather cities.

  33. Manning to denver
    Tebow to jax for 3rd rounder
    Gabbert to skins for 2nd rounder
    Flynn to Miami
    St louis stays at 2 because they won’t drop past 6 and get who that want
    Browns pick up RG3 staying at 4.
    Ok maybe not but would be funny if the Rams got stuck at 2.

  34. It doesn’t matter how much money a team throws at him. Peyton will methodically choose a situation that benefits him the most, it’s not like he needs the money. I don’t see Denver being that situation.

  35. j0esixpack says:
    Mar 7, 2012 9:03 PM
    Man, Peyton Manning is like a one man wrecking crew for young QB confidence.

    So much for the votes of confidence offered to Sanchez and now Tebow.

    Even if he doesn’t sign with the Jets or Broncos he’s probably set both QBs development back years, though I guess the fault ultimately lies with the GMs and coaches.

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    If either Sanchez or Tebow’s egos are that fragile, they won’t ever reach the level of QB play that is necessary to win a title…which means that their teams should start looking for their eventual replacements, Manning or no Manning.

    In other news, joebeerbelly is an idiot.

  36. Hey why not? Last time Denver got/took/stole a qb from the colts wasnt it john elway ? Oddly enough, both represent the equestrian look very well.

  37. whatever team signs him, you wont be getting a before neck procedure peyton, u will be getting a shell of himself, your team isnt going to be instant superbowl contenders cause u signed “peyton” if the broncos do sign pay-me-a-ton they will alienate tim tebag and he will leave, and he was the best thing the broncos had going for them last year, just to rent a unhealthy peyton for a year or two, risky!!!!

  38. Manning WILL NOT go to Miami. He doesn’t want to face the Jets and Pats twice each year. He will go the easiest route possible, and that is Arizona. Plays indoors, has Fitz and a weak division. Book it.

  39. I love idiot faider fans who can’t even get Peyton’s name right it is spelled Peyton not Payton learn to spell jackasses.

    I agree with trading Tebow to the Jags but not for a 3rd unless its more then just a 3rd if Manning were to sign with Denver

    And I don’t think Tebow is that fragile but when you are promised the starting job two years in a row and then this stuff happens I can understand him getting upset or mad about it.

    And im not a Tebow lover or hater but if he is going to be a starter in the league he needs to improve and personally I think sitting behind a guy like Manning for a couple years would be a good thing

  40. jaggedmark says: Mar 7, 2012 8:11 PM

    How does being represented by the same agency make it more awkward if the Broncos DON’T sign Manning.
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    It’s called a conflict of interest because BOTH players are represented by the SAME agent/agency, and BOTH are/would be competing for the same starting job.

  41. While the Seahawks, Donkeys, Skins, Phins and jets all start making headlines about what they want to do Kc is quietly getting it done. Bank it!!!!

  42. Broncos have some of the luckiest flukes in the history of football break their way just to finish 8-8, and now Elway thinks they’re one piece away.

    Adorable.

  43. The only way to cure Tebowmania is to replace the current starter with someone clearly better, and a nearly healthy Peyton Manning is just that.

    Mike, I’ve never really thought of you as a master of understatement. A healthy Peyton is a four-time league MVP to Tebow’s QB-in-training. It’s not even a conversation in a rational universe. But Tebowmaniacs don’t live in a rational universe. These people actually thought their guy belonged in the MVP discussion last season. Over Aaron Rodgers. So far there doesn’t appear to be a cure for Tebowmania. But if Peyton came in and won a championship, it might start to break the spell.

  44. The two teams that will have the best chance at signing Peyton will be Miami or Texans. You can take that all the way to the bank.

  45. teamgoku says:
    Mar 7, 2012 9:50 PM
    I love idiot faider fans who can’t even get Peyton’s name right it is spelled Peyton not Payton learn to spell jackasses.

    I agree with trading Tebow to the Jags but not for a 3rd unless its more [then] just a 3rd if Manning were to sign with Denver

    And I don’t think Tebow is that fragile but when you are promised the starting job two years in a row and then this stuff happens I can understand him getting upset or mad about it.

    And [im] not a Tebow lover or hater but if he is going to be a starter in the league he needs to improve and personally I think sitting behind a guy like Manning for a couple [] years would be a good thing[]
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    You’re not exactly an English major yourself, are you? Nice sentence structure too!

    Nobody in their right mind goes to Denver willingly. Too freaking cold half the year. No way Manning goes to play in that ice box!

  46. The Broncos will sign Manning and the horrible Tebow saga will take its side show somewhere else. Make it happen, Elway!

  47. Chargers have owned Manning throughout the years, not sure he would want to face them twice a year.

  48. Jacksonville and Kahn would be waiting with open arms. Sorry Gabs, but it’s the first son of Jax.

  49. duanethomas says: Mar 7, 2012 8:04 PM

    Thats a veteran QB who can come in and push Tebow and come to play if Tebow falters. Tebow is the starter and you can wake up Johnny Unitas and he will be second string. TeBow is manure!
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    That’s not very nice!

  50. NFL Total Access has a poll of the top 5 likely destinations for Manning – Denver isn’t one of them.

  51. Deb says:
    Mar 7, 2012 10:48 PM
    The only way to cure Tebowmania is to replace the current starter with someone clearly better, and a nearly healthy Peyton Manning is just that.

    Mike, I’ve never really thought of you as a master of understatement. A healthy Peyton is a four-time league MVP to Tebow’s QB-in-training. It’s not even a conversation in a rational universe. But Tebowmaniacs don’t live in a rational universe. These people actually thought their guy belonged in the MVP discussion last season. Over Aaron Rodgers. So far there doesn’t appear to be a cure for Tebowmania. But if Peyton came in and won a championship, it might start to break the spell.
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    What the Denver fanbase would lose in “Tebowmaniacs” they would gain in “Manningfans”. Not much difference between the two types, sadly. That’s the one thing the Colts fanbase can be glad about today…they lose all the “Manningfans”.

  52. My gutt has been telling me all along that what the Denver mouthpiece says about Tebow and what they really believe is two different things.
    I think, they think, hey we’ve had three years working with this guy and he still doesn’t get it. He got lucky this year due to a defense who gave him a lot of turnovers. The Denver brass has to be a little on edge thinking lightning will strike twice.

    I mean none of the top or even middling Qb’s went and worked out privately this off season, at least not yet, but they sent Tebow to a camp? Again? Hey, after three years either he has crap for brains and doesn’t get it or doesn’t want to do it any other way but his.

    Of course Denver wants Manning and they want him before Kansas City wants him.

  53. “Surely, teams were talking to Manning’s camp.”

    Isn’t that the textbook definition of “Tampering”?

    You know the part about a team or team rep contacting the player or players agent, while said player is still under contract.

  54. @CKL …

    I know what you’re saying, but the difference is that Manning mania had a solid foundation. He took a dead franchise and made them a perennial contender. And Peyton Manning is a quarterback in every sense of the word. I like Tebow personally and think he’s a good football player. But he’s a long, long way from being a good quarterback. What Indy fans feel for Manning, he earned on the field … not in the fan magazines.

  55. Lets get it done Elway!!!!!!! Just imagine the best quaterback to have ever played with the the best quaterback currently playing and a protege that the fans love. Thats what we call a trifecta!!!!!!!!

  56. The Broncos sure are good at dissing their starting quarterbacks, i.e., Jay Cutler. If the Broncos don’t learn from history, they’re doomed to repeat it.

    – Scott

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