Report: Broncos will inquire about Peyton Manning

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Earlier today, we explained that the joint representation of Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow by CAA will make Denver an unlikely destination for Manning.

But that won’t stop the Broncos from at least trying.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos will place a call to Tom Condon.  Klis also writes that, if the contract could be structured in a way that protects the Broncos against further neck trouble, “the Broncos could well be players” for Peyton.

The contractual concerns could be enough to kill any possible deal, since teams like the Dolphins surely wouldn’t insist on placing any such protections in Manning’s contract.  If he checks out, they’ll go all in and push the market to a point higher than that at which the Broncos will be comfortable.

The headline to the article says that the Broncos likely will stick with Tebow, a decision likely motivated by a desire to keep the Tebowmaniacs from storming the newspaper’s headquarters.  Though the item from Klis makes clear that it won’t be easy to land Manning, Klis never says that it’s likely the team will keep Tebow.  Instead, Klis explains that the Broncos definitely will explore the possibility of signing Manning.

65 responses to “Report: Broncos will inquire about Peyton Manning

  1. Below the arrest counter, can we add another one? “Articles speculating on Manning’s destination based on ‘sources close to the situation’ “?

    I’d appreciate it.

  2. Problem is that Denver doesn’t have any receivers to throw to. Peyton Manning needs guys to throw plain and simple. At least a bonafide #1 and a #2.

  3. 1. Sign Manning using ample cap space.
    2. Trade Tebow to Jacksonville where he will proceed to make them a mint and net the Broncos draft picks.
    3. Draft QB in 2nd or 3rd round to develop over the next 4 seasons.

    Makes perfect sense to me!

  4. What Klis is saying is that if Denver can get Manning on the cheep then they are interested. I wish Bowlen would sell the team. So tired of being in the top five when it comes to available cap space.

  5. Hey, I thought Brett Farve was interested in singning a long term contract with the Broncos!

    Brett is going to flabbergasted- he’s been working out in the swamps the past few days!!

  6. Just stop it with these headlines like they are breaking news. Every team outside of maybe 7 franchises will inquire about Manning!

  7. Of course they will. You think Elway or Fox care that Tebow and Manning both use the same agency? Will they get any less fired if they don’t win? They will do whatever it takes to win and Manning to Denver makes too much sense. It would give Manning a team that could be competitive for the next 3 to 4 years and the team has already shown it just needs a person who can actually hit a WR down field with a spiral and they are as good as anyone.

    Good young WRs in Decker and DT. Good running game with a underrated offensive line. Their defense gets after the passer and has a great veteran CB to build around as well. They made huge strides in the 2nd half of the season on that side of the ball.

  8. Peyton Manning with a banged up neck is still about 10x better passer than Tebow. If somehow Denver were to sign Manning , Tebow would be smart to embrace it and learn behind someone who’s truly great at the things Tebow is worst at (reding defenses, making quick throws) try to become the next Steve Young not the next Cade McNown.

  9. drumsomeone says: Mar 7, 2012 4:09 PM
    Tebow to Jacksonville for the #7 pick
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    you mean 7th round correct?

  10. If Peyton’s agent isn’t looking for the best place for Peyton, not the agency, Peyton should hire a different agent.

  11. Like Elway would pull the trigger on the move that would make him no longer the best QB to ever wear a Broncos jersey…

  12. I love the irony of your posting an article about the Broncos going after Manning less than 2 hours after posting an article definitively saying “So forget about Manning being a Bronco”.

  13. drumsomeone says:
    Mar 7, 2012 4:09 PM
    Manning in, Tebow to Jacksonville for the #7 pick, draft Tannenhill, the future looks good!
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    LOL. Spoken like a true Bronco fan.

    Tebow for the Number 7 pick?!?!?!?

    Good lord, you all have drunk the cool aid, haven’t you?

  14. @mcjon22:

    I agree, but all these BS stories keep football-starved saps like us clicking.

    Really it’s this simple:

    Teams definitely not interested: Patriots, Steelers, Chargers, Colts, Giants, Eagles, Lions, Packers, Falcons, Saints, Panthers, Bengals

    Teams probably not interested: Ravens, Texans (contentious for some, I know, but I don’t think so), Cowboys, Bears, Vikings, Buccaneers, Rams

    Teams interested: Everyone else.

  15. More importantly ;), where did that picture come from? Manning actually suited up last year?

  16. georgebrett: The Broncos have 2 very good receivers, Demaryius Thomas led the league in receiving yards in December, and lets not forget he’s beastly performance against the Steelers in the playoffs. And Eric Decker was doing well early in the season until Thomas came back and Tebow started to lock in on him. I will also point out Manning asked for the Colts to draft Decker.

    The believe that the Broncos don’t have receivers is a myth, they just don’t have anyone capable of getting them the ball consistently right now.

  17. “Peyton Manning needs guys to throw plain and simple. At least a bonafide #1 and a #2.”

    Yes, because that was definitely the case in Indianapolis for his past 2 or 3 seasons there.

  18. “Earlier today, we explained that the joint representation of Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow by CAA will make Denver an unlikely destination for Manning. But that won’t stop the Broncos from at least trying.”

    Right, because agents control every aspect of NFL transactions. That is extremely laughable. Every new deal that is done going forward, please title your articles, “Agent (insert agent’s name) Approves (insert player name) to (insert team name) Deal”. Please do this going forward, because that is exactly what your above statement implies.

    “Agent Condon Approves Manning to Broncos Deal”

  19. Its snows in Denver, right? Why would Manning want to finish out his career in the snow?And they have a open air stadium.

    Bronco’s have about the same chance as a Arena football team does of signing Manning.

  20. why dont you guys just come out with one report that says, all teams except the Patriots, Packers and Saints are interested in Manning?

  21. jspyle says:
    Mar 7, 2012 4:23 PM
    More importantly , where did that picture come from? Manning actually suited up last year?

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    That would be the 2010 season.

  22. I’m so happy I’m a fan of a team who already has a hot young date to the dance and don’t have to get in line drooling over the Pamela Anderson of the NFL.

  23. Could see this from a mile away
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    u mean a mile high (above) haha

    tebow bandwagon crashing already? sadly that one hit wonder has already seen his best year behind him.

  24. I Doubt many other teams would even give a 7th round pick for Tebow…..

    The CAA telling Manning where he will play:) Lets see Peyton’s Contract worth Big Bucks Tebow’s Contract worth Peanuts I am pretty sure I am making Peyton Happy…………

  25. Good spot for Manning. He can stand on the sideline, observe for a couple of years, and learn from Tebow.

  26. And they should! If I’m John Elway I’m throwing EVERYTHING I own at Peyton in order to bring him in!

  27. The Denver conjecture is entirely based on a comment in Klis’s blog that an “unnamed NFL source”. I’m sorry, but renting a player for maybe 1 or 2 years who will “bench your OC” and may be one hit away from retiring seems like a real stretch. Also, I can’t see two big ego QB’s like Manning and Elway coexisting. Are the Broncos going to blow up their cap space and act like the Raiders hoping for a miracle?. Because even with 36 year Manning, the Broncos are very questionable for a deep playoff push. I’m sorry I don’t buy the story.

  28. Peyton might be one of they few QB’s that could “unseat” Tebow without his fans throwing a fit. Even the most “delusional” Tebow fan would have to concede that would be a good move by the Broncos.

    However, I don’t know that John Fox being a run oriented coach is where Peyton would want to go.

  29. Let’s be honest. With the exception of the Patriots, Saints, Lions, Steelers, Chargers, Bengals, Packers, and maybe the Eagles, Falcons, Bills, and Texans, it would be irresponsible for a team not to call, just to see. But let’s be honest – Denver isn’t going to make a serious offer here.

  30. drumsomeone says:
    Mar 7, 2012 4:09 PM

    Manning in, Tebow to Jacksonville for the #7 pick, draft Tannenhill, the future looks good!
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    Whaaaat? You crazy.

    I’d like to see Tebow playing for the Jags, unlike a lot of my fellow Jaguar fans. But there’s no way we are giving up a first round pick all together.

    If the Jags dont sign Manning (pipe dream), I would bet my daily earnings from McDonalds that A.) Jags trade 1st round picks with Denver, and maybe a 3rd, for Tebow. Or B.) Jags move up to the second pick, and swap 1st rounds with Denver. However it will cost Elway one of his horse teeth.

    Khan will wear it around his neck to highlight his ‘stache-iness.

  31. Man….Tebow just can’t get a break! it’s like a higher power is out to get him or something.

  32. Signing Tim Tebow will set Broncos back at least 10 years… oh i meant Manning…. or not…..

  33. atwatercrushesokoye says:
    Mar 7, 2012 4:27 PM
    georgebrett: The Broncos have 2 very good receivers, Demaryius Thomas led the league in receiving yards in December, and lets not forget he’s beastly performance against the Steelers in the playoffs. And Eric Decker was doing well early in the season until Thomas came back and Tebow started to lock in on him. I will also point out Manning asked for the Colts to draft Decker.

    The believe that the Broncos don’t have receivers is a myth, they just don’t have anyone capable of getting them the ball consistently right now.

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    Enter Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon and/or Dallas Clark. Problem solved.

  34. Same agency but different agents. I doubt it will matter that much. A deal for Peyton generates revenue for the agency while the loss would probably be negligible. If Tim is released or traded he should still be able to sign a deal elsewhere and so the agency still wins unless Tim decided to drop Jimmy Sexton, which is unlikely considering he helped Tim become a 1st round pick.

  35. Not only that but denver has alot of cap room and if they wanted to they could try and sign Mike Wallace to go with Thomas and sign Wayne to a 2 year deal then you have four nice WR

  36. atwatercrushesokoye says:
    Mar 7, 2012 4:08 PM
    Peyton Manning with a banged up neck is still about 10x better passer than Tebow. If somehow Denver were to sign Manning , Tebow would be smart to embrace it and learn behind someone who’s truly great at the things Tebow is worst at (reding defenses, making quick throws) try to become the next Steve Young not the next Cade McNown.

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    Great comment. Exactly what I thought.

  37. In other news: Leslie Frazer hasnt mumbled a word since the season ended.
    Its rumored that he isnt sure if he has permission to speak if in fact he wanted to.

  38. I expect a lot of teams to do this sort of thing, but few are truly interested, but for any teams that have QB’s that need to have a fire lit under their asses to get them to fix various mental, emotional, or physical problems, the threat of being replaced by Peyton Manning should provide that motivation. And it helps Peyton drive up the price for the handful of teams that are legitimately after him. Good for Peyton.

  39. I don’t see this happening – the whole theory of signing PM to a Broncos’ contract will definitely land Ol’ Horseface in some deep doo-doo after all the whackjob zealots we have here will not sit for having Tebow traded or cut – this will not sit well and may result in more than one locust falling from the sky and/or general plague and malaise.

    What I do see happening is Peyton going to a contending team if indeed he’s healthy and ready to throw once again. Up here at a mile high, about the only thing the Broncos can contend for (this season anyway) is a bit of respect and unleavened bread.

  40. No way in hell (just a figure of speach, Mr. Tebow) that Peyton would sign in Denver and deal with the Tebow circus and be a part time QB.

  41. This is nonsense. Denver needs to SUPPORT it’s QB and be greatful that HE got them to the playoffs. Tim Tebow isn’t Tom Brady, but he doesn’t have to be. Let him be Tim Tebow and let him keep winning. He’ll get better with every throw. Denver is going to Tampa/Steve Young Tebow…..

  42. Yes, as I mentioned earlier, the Donks should go after Manning. However, Fox should refuse to adjust his high school, Tebow offense to suit Manning’s… unique skill set. Hilarious. Tebow fans are a disturbed bunch.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

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