The Broncos are already the defending champions in the AFC West, but if signing Peyton Manning makes them better, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says bring it on.
Rivers said he’s hoping the Broncos sign Manning because he would enjoy the challenge of playing against Manning twice a year.
“It would make it that much tougher to win the West,” Rivers said on San Diego’s XX 1090 radio, via the Denver Post. “All the sudden, at least from a media’s perspective, it would become a division that’s not lost in the shuffle like it’s been in years past. I kind of hope that that’s the case just because it’s always fun to play a Peyton Manning-led football team. To play him twice a year that would be a battle like crazy to win the division. I hope it happens. One thing you know about him, he’s going to be thorough and make the best decision for him that gives him the best chance to go win. And if that ends up being Denver then it will be exciting.”
So just as he once waved goodbye to Jay Cutler, Rivers is now ready to wave goodbye to Tim Tebow, and welcome Manning to the division.