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Denver “desperately” wants Peyton Manning

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The stakes continue to be raised in the chase for Peyton Manning.

The latest tidbit comes from Peter King of Sports Illustrated and Football Night in America via Twitter, who writes that the Broncos “desperately” want Peyton.

King cites an unnamed competitors for Manning’s services.

If the Broncos want him that badly, there’s even more reason to keep an eye on Stillwater today.  V.P. of football operations John Elway reportedly will be there, attending the Oklahoma State Pro Day workout.

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39 Responses to “Denver “desperately” wants Peyton Manning”
  1. rpiotr01 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:15 AM

    All wins delivered by Manning will be attributed by the fan base to Tim Tebow.

  2. beej6 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:15 AM

    The only downside supposedly is outdoor playing surface – but let’s face it, this is football after all!
    Manning could do worse than Denver – Washington’s not ready. Everyone’s high on Miami but I’m skeptical they’re ready too though I give them credit for getting better with Matt Moore and an improving defense last year.

  3. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 9, 2012 10:15 AM

    Interesting. I could see Denver having a shot but I still think Kansas City will be the winners of the Manning Sweepstakes.

  4. polegojim says: Mar 9, 2012 10:16 AM

    …and Denver desperately needs him.

    …and Peyton wants to be desperately needed.

    …and Tim Tebow could learn a TON from him

    Denver would be a very good fit and bring a current, and legitimate ‘on-field’ Champion back onto the Mile-High field. Denver needs some credibility and legitimacy.

  5. trollhammer20 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:17 AM

    Desperation is a stinky cologne.

  6. fishtank86 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:18 AM

    If Denver is looking for peyton they should start building that retractable roof now. Im sure he’ll love playing outside in Denver in January.

  7. doggz109 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:19 AM

    Make it happen. No one better for Tim to learn from and will give Peyton another shot at a Super Bowl.

  8. jocosm says: Mar 9, 2012 10:22 AM

    I don’t think that Tebow’s “connections” will allow for him to be benched.

  9. rdrs68 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:25 AM

    Why would Manning go to a city where in the past season the fans demsonstrated low class and immature behavior? Peyton doesn’t want to hear thousands of morons screaming for Tebow the first time he throw an int.

  10. westclaims says: Mar 9, 2012 10:26 AM

    Give me a break, he’s NOT going to Denver.

  11. wtfpft says: Mar 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    Of course they want him, Elway knows that the Tebow fiascoe was a complete fluke and is going to set them back years unless they get a real QB. Anyone who thinks Tebow is going to magically turn into a QB who can throw to win games is an idiot. He’s a one trick pony who got extremely lucky.

  12. Chris Carter says: Mar 9, 2012 10:34 AM

    Tebow won’t sit for 2-3 (maybe 4-5) years if Manning comes to Denver. They’ll release him.

  13. brknolley says: Mar 9, 2012 10:34 AM

    “fishtank86 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:18 AM

    If Denver is looking for peyton they should start building that retractable roof now. Im sure he’ll love playing outside in Denver in January.”

    Have you ever been to Denver? The weather in January would surprise you. May not be like Miami, LA, or Texas during the winter, but you will still see numerous days in the high 40’s and low 50’s. On top of that you have more sunny days in Denver on average a year then the cities I mentioned earlier. So before you try to throw a wrench in Mannings choice, please know the facts.

    Peyton to Denver would be a great choice, especially after we add a few more keys pieces in the draft.

    WR, CB, DT, S, and could use a FB for a Fox offense

  14. brutus9448 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:34 AM

    forget it. Manning doesn’t want to play out west and hates cold weather. Next!

  15. kane337 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:37 AM

    Peyton is not going to want to step on Tebow’s toes or interrupt a good thing they got going on there.

    Peyton will join a club with no established or rising QB.

  16. rajbais says: Mar 9, 2012 10:43 AM

    No John Elway does!!!

  17. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 9, 2012 10:45 AM

    Peyton doesn’t want to go anywhere where someone will be looking over his shoulder. Say what you want about Tebow, but if Peyton has a bad game you are going to hear the Tebowmaniacs starting to root for a QB change.

  18. yelix says: Mar 9, 2012 10:46 AM

    I’m not sure that Peyton would “desperately” want to deal with the local fan and media backlash of supplanting The Chosen One as the starter. Those people put billboards up for Tebow, so they should have to sit through 16 games of him.

  19. blaz0037 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:46 AM

    I’m telling you guys…..its the Texans.

    If they want him and are willing to pay, they will have him.

  20. cintiphil says: Mar 9, 2012 10:49 AM

    I don’t know why all of the rush to get Peyton. He has been a great player in the past, however his serious injury may keep him sidelined again and maybe permanently. On a second note, I can’t see why he would be so anxious to get back into the game when the next injury could be very serious (such as permanent neck injury or leave him paralyzed for life). I will say that guys like crazy legs Hirsh and Frank Gifford played a few years with steel plates in the head. I could never understand this either.

  21. realitypolice says: Mar 9, 2012 11:08 AM

    fishtank86 says:
    Mar 9, 2012 10:18 AM
    If Denver is looking for peyton they should start building that retractable roof now. Im sure he’ll love playing outside in Denver in January.
    ===================

    The average daytime high in Denver in January is 47 degrees. In November it’s 54 and in December it’s 46.

    People around the country have HUGE misconceptions about Denver weather. Yes, they can get some crazy snowstorms, but it is NOT that cold there.

    Certainly not cold enough to dissuade anyone from playing there.

  22. mwcarolina says: Mar 9, 2012 11:09 AM

    Tebow won’t sit for 2-3 (maybe 4-5) years if Manning comes to Denver. They’ll release him
    —————————————————–
    yeah i agree, there’s no way Tebow will just sit for 4 years, in 4 years he would walk away to a place with a shot to start.

    As for Manning to Denver, i just cant see it. the altitude is different, there’s also Tebow looking behind him which i dont think is a huge factor, but to me i cant see him playing for a coach like Fox who’s a ground n pound type of coach, maybe he will change, but i just see him in Miami, the weather is great, the coach likes to pass, Wayne also could follow him there and they have a RB who can also catch in Bush. i think that’s the best fit, Denver is one of those dark horses with the Chiefs, but i dont see him there.

  23. realitypolice says: Mar 9, 2012 11:11 AM

    @sterilzecromartie:

    Peyton Manning looking over his shoulder at TIM TEBOW!?!?!?!?

    I don’t think he needs to worry about that.

    What he should be doing is looking DOWNFIELD at Tim Tebow, because if the Broncos have even half the sense God gave them, they would convert Tebow into a Gronk type TE/H-Back if/when they wind up with Manning.

  24. acanniv says: Mar 9, 2012 11:12 AM

    Peyton doesn’t want (insert feature of team I don’t want him to go to)!

    He wants (insert feature of team I do want him to go to)!

    I know all this because we’re tight. We’ve been texting back and forth through this entire process.

  25. 305fan says: Mar 9, 2012 11:16 AM

    So Denver is the flavor of the day. You writers are so retarded. You will write anything just to put a story out there. Here’s an idea. Sit back and let Peyton make his choice, then write a story about that. In the end you won’t look foolish for writting a non-story.

  26. glac1 says: Mar 9, 2012 11:17 AM

    There is a lot less risk signing Matt Flynn. He could give a team stability at the qb position for years instead of a week or two. He might not be an all time great, but I think he’s a guy that you could win with.

  27. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 9, 2012 11:19 AM

    @ cintiphil

    The surgery took care of the health issue. He has just as much of a chance of getting paralyzed as any other NFL player. Doctors wouldn’t have cleared him to play if he was risking something like that. The question is whether his arm will have the same power it had in the past.

    Regardless, I say the reward still greatly outweighs the risk. I respect a team like the Chiefs for going for it though. Unlike a team like the Browns who are Ok with trading down in drafts and passing on every free agent.

  28. rdrs68 says: Mar 9, 2012 11:20 AM

    if Denver is indeed desperage it shows what they really think of their underwear model and his long term prospects with the team. Elway inherited a mess and would desperately love to find a way around it.

  29. indywilson40 says: Mar 9, 2012 11:29 AM

    Peyton Manning 20% healthy>Tim Tebow

  30. 2ruefan says: Mar 9, 2012 11:38 AM

    rpiotr01 says: Mar 9, 2012 10:15 AM

    All wins delivered by Manning will be attributed by the fan base to Tim Tebow.

    ***********************************************
    People like you I’ve found tend to want to NOT give any credit to Tebow for the wins he did help orchestrate.

    I got so sick of hearing about how the defense was to credit for the wins. People need to wake up and realize that defense was POROUS at times and Tebow won in SPITE of them.

    20th overall
    22nd against the Run
    18th against the Pass

    The bottom Third in the NFL on defense, and somehow it’s the “defense” that won the games.

  31. Spencer says: Mar 9, 2012 11:38 AM

    It’s a win-win for everyone, even Tebow. I think it’s going to happen.

  32. chiadam says: Mar 9, 2012 11:42 AM

    If Manning does go to Denver and some moron pays ten grand (ten grand!!) to erect a Tim Tebow billboard, the team should immediately be moved to Los Angeles and Colorado should be kicked out of the Union. Cut off their supplies and wait for everyone to eat each other like crash survivors in the mountains.

  33. jpb12 says: Mar 9, 2012 11:52 AM

    4 years, $25M per, promise to trade Tebow for Gabbert and they throw in a date with Stiffler’s mom.

  34. broncos81 says: Mar 9, 2012 11:57 AM

    rdrs68 says:
    Mar 9, 2012 10:25 AM
    Why would Manning go to a city where in the past season the fans demsonstrated low class and immature behavior? Peyton doesn’t want to hear thousands of morons screaming for Tebow the first time he throw an int.

    —————————————–
    So after the team went 7-26 under Orton, he was named the starter and promptly in his first game dropped the football on the ground, with no one around him, causing us to lose the game and people to chant for Tebow.

    Then he loses 3 more games while winning 1 and is replaced by Tebow who leads us to the playoffs and a win for the first time in 6 years. And bronco fans are immature and classless because of this? Should they have continued cheering for him and go 4-12 again? It’s not like Orton had just led us to the playoffs and now we want to see Tebow.

    1 more thing, until a Bronco fan murders a fan of another team at Sports Authority Field, don’t call the fans classless.

  35. brintfatre says: Mar 9, 2012 12:29 PM

    Texans or Titans, Archie desperately wants to “stick it” to the Colts.

  36. hatesycophants says: Mar 9, 2012 12:36 PM

    It is obvious that many of you experience the country and the world based on what the TV tells you: Denver cold, Seattle wet. These are two of the most beautiful, liveable cities in the country. At least google them, before you disparage them.

    Also, Tebow is horrible. Manning is a vast improvement. However, a guy who lacks the basic skill set to play QB in the NFL will learn little from a great like him to change his delivery and ability to read defenses. Tebow is a horrible, not very bright QB. Accept it.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  37. blancodiablo says: Mar 9, 2012 1:40 PM

    hatesycophants says:Mar 9, 2012 12:36 PM

    blah…
    ———————————-

    Denver is cold. Seattle is cloudy and wet. Accept it.

    But surely you will pass along your QB credentials that allows you to judge the skillset of an NFL QB along with your psychological prowess on determining intelligence.

    And while you are making suggestions for Google, why dont you look up the meaning of “syncophant”. And then reread your totally syncophantic post.

    Your alias would be better suited to “Hatesbigwordsbutgotadegreefromthemail”.

  38. dalzell3686 says: Mar 9, 2012 1:42 PM

    For the same reason Peyton would avoid the Jets the circus I don’t think he would go to Denver and the Tebow circus-I mean their fans have already erected their infamous billboards!

  39. gmen5280 says: Mar 9, 2012 3:31 PM

    There would be riots in the streets here in Denver if Tebow isn’t starting next year. I can’t even imagine what it would be like if they traded him away.

    As far as weather, it “sucks” here! That is what I tell everyone who is thinking of moving here. While the traffic isn’t half as bad as NYC/PHIL/DC it has gotten a lot worse in the last decade.

    There is not many places I can get 5-7 runs in at the slopes and fit 9 holes of golf in one day…:-)

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