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Philip Rivers wants to see Peyton Manning in Denver

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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.

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40 Responses to “Philip Rivers wants to see Peyton Manning in Denver”
  1. joetoronto says: Mar 16, 2012 6:04 PM

    Rivers doesn’t care, because the Chargers are about to win their 10 straight pre-season Super Bowl.

  2. truthfactory says: Mar 16, 2012 6:07 PM

    Manning needs to be surrounded by a TEAM. Go to SF! Denvers D just got lit up by the Pats in the playoffs. If that’s the type of defense Manning wants to play with, then he should have just stuck with the Colts (assuming they would have let him).

  3. jenniferxxx says: Mar 16, 2012 6:08 PM

    Regular season games … that’s Rivers’ specialty. The Mannings are more into winning Superbowls.

  4. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 16, 2012 6:09 PM

    cause rivers and the chargers have always owned peyton, thats why he wants him there, peyton doesnt play good against a 3-4 defense

  5. nineroutsider says: Mar 16, 2012 6:09 PM

    Right, because beating the Tebow led Broncos was way too easy for the chargers. I guess I missed the chargers playoff game, can’t remember who they played??

    If they are 1-4 in week 5 per usual, I fire all of them if I’m Spanos and trade Rivers the shock-putter while I still can. Seriously, does he have the strangest throwing motion or what? He’s good, but if you don’t or can’t put a playoff team and staff around him get what you can for him and rebuild.

  6. Quixotically Delicious says: Mar 16, 2012 6:11 PM

    I wanted to say something snarky about the Chargers always jawing away…. but the truth is… I kind of like Rivers and his fiesty attitude.

  7. nyyjetsknicks says: Mar 16, 2012 6:12 PM

    Why would you want a tougher division?

    “Heys guys, we lost V Jacks and the Broncos added Peyton, awesome!”

  8. Michael says: Mar 16, 2012 6:12 PM

    Careful what you wish for… Ask the Texans where they would rather see him go…

  9. blue18hutthutt says: Mar 16, 2012 6:13 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:Mar 16, 2012 6:09 PM

    cause rivers and the chargers have always owned peyton, thats why he wants him there, peyton doesnt play good against a 3-4 defense
    ——————————–

    This myth was dispelled a LONG time ago, as was the myth he can’t play outdoors

  10. WestCoastVet says: Mar 16, 2012 6:13 PM

    At what point do we rename Pro Football Talk “Peyton Sweepstakes Talk”?

  11. Stiller43 says: Mar 16, 2012 6:14 PM

    Think he should worry enough about beating out guys like…matt cassel…tim tebow/orton and jason campbell/palmer because he hasnt been doing too hot the last couple years against these stellar names.

  12. NakedCowboy! says: Mar 16, 2012 6:17 PM

    whats the point… chargers mgmt has already given up on this year… they are dumping salary… the let VJ go… kept norv and promoted an astt coach…

    they will be so bad this year that the SB talk will die down in presesason…

  13. Davo says: Mar 16, 2012 6:18 PM

    @jenniferxxx: The Manning that’s going to Denver hasn’t won Superbowls (plural).

  14. sdcreppin says: Mar 16, 2012 6:19 PM

    Rivers owns peyton manning

  15. jjpetes says: Mar 16, 2012 6:19 PM

    I like the competitive answer.

  16. athoula707 says: Mar 16, 2012 6:20 PM

    Peyton coming to 49ers. Book it, this will be official by Monday morning.

  17. kurtzimmer says: Mar 16, 2012 6:22 PM

    Who’s Phillip Rivers?

  18. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 16, 2012 6:28 PM

    Felipe Rivera is delighted to welcome someone with a fatter, uglier, head than his own, into the division.

  19. jakek2 says: Mar 16, 2012 6:39 PM

    As a Giants’ fan, I couldn’t be more pleased we traded this tard for Eli.

  20. yogikenobi says: Mar 16, 2012 6:44 PM

    So the Chargers always tank the first half of the season to make it more challenging? Finally it makes sense.

  21. jlv3gem says: Mar 16, 2012 6:44 PM

    @truthfactory

    Ummm; I’m almost positive the Giants torched your team’s defense in the playoffs, no?

  22. storcb79 says: Mar 16, 2012 6:44 PM

    Manning needs to be surrounded by a TEAM. Go to SF! Denvers D just got lit up by the Pats in the playoffs. If that’s the type of defense Manning wants to play with, then he should have just stuck with the Colts (assuming they would have let him).

    – are you kidding me??/ First off he doesnt have the ability to stay in Indianapolis…secondly, are you really comparing Indies D to Denvers? I agree SF will give him a better chance to win but dont knock the only good thing about Denver, their D, which allowed one of jerry’s kids (Tim tebow) to win games!

  23. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 16, 2012 6:48 PM

    rivers know if the broncos sign peyton, dont wont have enough money to sign other good players cause he will do like he did the colts, tie up all the cap money on him and have to field the rest of the team wth discounted undrafted free agents, cause 30 million just on him this year….good luck in signing any other free agents to help the team, oh wait, they can sign stokley since hes been pole jocking peyton since he was released by the colts

  24. emmac13 says: Mar 16, 2012 6:50 PM

    What past QB would you want to play for? Elway or Harbaugh? Harbaugh of course. Not! But I hope Peyton does go to 49ers or Titans. Than the Browns can get the ex starter. Smith or Hassel

  25. storcb79 says: Mar 16, 2012 6:52 PM

    Rivers owns peyton manning – In tears accumelated over his career

  26. sourdough says: Mar 16, 2012 7:03 PM

    @joetoronto: Better than the Raiders having nine straight seasons w.o a winning record, including seven straight seasons with at least eleven losses (an NFL record).

  27. jameslongstaffe says: Mar 16, 2012 7:06 PM

    Philip Rivers is an elite QB, & that looks about as clear as daylight. He’s a real competitor, & I love it:) & he has outplayed Manning most times lol. Arriba los Chargers!

  28. siaaa says: Mar 16, 2012 7:17 PM

    not even a charger fan, but the truth is that they’ve owned peyton and the colts both in reg season and playoffs.
    When you think about the only 2 times the colts went to the super bowl is when they didnt have to play the chargers in the playoffs. so we can come to the conclusion that if Marlon McCree hadnt fumbled against the Pats, Peyton would have zero rings right now. As much as I respect him on and off the field and as great as he’s been, you cant deny the fact that he doesnt play well in the palyoffs.

  29. joetoronto says: Mar 16, 2012 7:26 PM

    sourdough says: Mar 16, 2012 7:03 PM

    @joetoronto: Better than the Raiders having nine straight seasons w.o a winning record, including seven straight seasons with at least eleven losses (an NFL record).
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    Why don’t you go dust that empty trophy case, loser.

  30. icanspeel says: Mar 16, 2012 7:34 PM

    I’m surprised at all the negative comments. For those that followed the Chargers vs Colts game with both QB’s would know that even though the Chargers have the edge all the game have been fairly close and good battles. It’s good to see some positive competitiveness

  31. surefooted1 says: Mar 16, 2012 7:43 PM

    “It would make it that much tougher to win the West,”

    Yep, because you won it last year…wait.

  32. sixburghrules says: Mar 16, 2012 7:51 PM

    Call it what you want the Chargers have fielded a team in several years that is capable of winning a SB. Now they have lost a couple of there best players. Good Luck SD in 2012!

  33. godzilla111111 says: Mar 16, 2012 7:57 PM

    WestCoastVet says:
    Mar 16, 2012 6:13 PM
    At what point do we rename Pro Football Talk “Peyton Sweepstakes Talk”?

    ———————————————-

    Why read it then?

  34. yaryers says: Mar 16, 2012 8:11 PM

    I love how the media perpetuates the lie that Rivers was “waving goodbye” or “talking smack” to Cutler. His hands never even enter the screen…he’s patting his D on the ass and saying “Atta baby!” Watch the video and read his lips. Now, who he is directing the “Atta baby” at is up for debate, but that is hardly smack talk…he was reacting to what Cutler did:

    It’s documented that Cutler grabbed his crotch at the Chargers’ sideline and made the “Suck it” gesture. They were down 23-3. They lost 44-3.

  35. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 16, 2012 8:14 PM

    As a Raider fan, I feel the same way Rivers does. It’ll make the AFC West relevant again.
    With the Raiders on the way to acting like a legit franchise again, it’s looking like exciting times are ahead….

  36. slider7702 says: Mar 16, 2012 8:19 PM

    Translated = I’m scared

  37. bleedgreen11 says: Mar 16, 2012 8:50 PM

    why all the hate for Rivers? He’s super competitive and doesn’t want his wins, or lack thereof, to come easy. I like the attitude, it’s refreshing to see some real men with competitive attitudes.

  38. thetwilightsown says: Mar 16, 2012 8:53 PM

    Raiders. Comin’ ta get ya, Phlip Rivered.

  39. wet4football says: Mar 16, 2012 8:56 PM

    He just wants a better excuse for failure besides we got off to a slow start, or we’re better than we played, blah blah blah.

  40. bangitfootball says: Mar 16, 2012 9:44 PM

    phillip rivers should worry about who kidnapped the real phillip rivers

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