With Peyton heading to Denver, Broncos may sign Jeff Saturday

Reuters

Peyton Manning has spent almost his entire NFL career putting his hands under Jeff Saturday’s backside, and he may continue to do that in Denver.

Shortly after the news broke that Manning has informed the Broncos he wants to sign with them, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Manning and John Elway have already talked about the Broncos signing Saturday, a free agent center who has been with the Colts since 1999.

Saturday had drawn interest from the Titans (who also hoped he could help lure Manning), and the Packers. But the Broncos will instantly become the favorites to acquire Saturday’s services now that Manning is in the fold.

For Elway, the Broncos’ front office boss, there’s always been an offseason Plan A and an offseason Plan B. Plan A included not only signing Manning but also making other moves to put the right talent around Manning. Plan A includes trading Tim Tebow, which the Broncos will now try to do, and it also includes signing Saturday.

If Saturday does sign with the Broncos, Manning will have his longtime security blanked with him in Denver. Signing Saturday is a move that makes too much sense not to happen.

66 responses to “With Peyton heading to Denver, Broncos may sign Jeff Saturday

  1. Just think Niner fans….you could have really let the Cards fans have it if Manning had signed there. IF, IF, IF. Now, your team has to get on their knees and beg Smith to sign. How funny. I hope Smith signs with Miami. Wait a minute….what am I saying? I hope Smith re-signs with SF, over and over.

  2. Lol old qb, old rb, old center, horrible defense, no wr”s, do boy as a coach and a gm who looks like a horse and wants to relive his glory days, i am sorry denver lol

  3. harbaugh & baalke now tell condon to shove it & go with jj & ck. in harbaugh’s system,either one can rank 29th in passing,30th in red zone & 31st in 3rd down eff. like last year. it’s almost impossible to do worse!

  4. Hey Westclaims

    Hope you are not one of those jealous low life’s known as Raider fan. If so you just got buried for three more years. Niners are stacked with or without old man Peyton! Denver was desperate to get rid of young Jesus!

  5. The Broncos just royalty screwed up the future for years to come. Has Peyton Manning been a great player? Yes, of course. Will a 85 to 90% Manning still be a very good QB. Sure, he will. Will he raise the level of play of his teammates to a degree. I’ll agree to that. However, Denver is simply not that close. The defense, while improved, was hardly a shut down unit. The offensive line is shaky, and the running game is relying upon a ready to break down Willis McGahee. The team has a rising young receiver in D. Thomas, but that’s about it on the offensive side. I’m sure Denver will add a few of Peyton’s old buddies, but this is football. No other sport needs 11 guys to all be on the same page. I think people underestimate what it takes to win in football. You can’t just throw pieces together, even a great piece like Manning, and expect it all to click just like that. The Broncos will be in the mix for a division title, but so will every otther team in the AFC West. The addition of Manning does not put the Broncos on another plane in the division.

  6. westclaims says:Mar 19, 2012 12:26 PM

    Just think Niner fans….you could have really let the Cards fans have it if Manning had signed there. IF, IF, IF. Now, your team has to get on their knees and beg Smith to sign. How funny. I hope Smith signs with Miami. Wait a minute….what am I saying? I hope Smith re-signs with SF, over and over.

    duece5 says:

    Not a fan of any NFC West team here, but I assume you are a Cards fan from your post above.

    With that said, HOW IN THE WORLD ARE YOU THROWING ANY SMACK TO THE NINERS??

    They are the only team in that division!!

    And, you are going somewhere with Kolb?

    The niners proved they can move the needle with an average qb (Smith).

    your cards team needs ALOT of help, trust me I know……my team, the Vikings were TERRIBLE last year, AND EVEN WE BEAT THE CARDS!!!

  7. I love it, keep hating on the 9ers. Make sure to be around next January and February though.

    Alex will be better in 2012 than in 2011. The chip on his shoulder will be huge; we just had to properly motivate him again. Mission accomplished there.

    Now the 9ers can go out and get Wallace and Mike Tolbert and they will be stacked.

    Oh, congrats to the Broncos. They were my original pick before the 9ers got in it. If Peyton wanted rings he would have choose SF, but I know the 9ers tried to low ball him and rightfully so. He’s a cap killer, but Denver has the room.

    I guess Peyton didn’t want to be Bud Adams’ Anna Nicole Smith.

  8. how many Monday night football game does the cardinals want against the niners, last time I checked the niners own Kurt Warner and any qb the cardinals have the past three season on Monday night football… Niners still own the NFC west.

  9. Can they anything for Tebow? The whole league knows they blew the draft pick, his style of play doesn’t work in the NFL. Hey who plays FB for the Broncos?

    That crack about 2nd rounder is nonsense, maybe a 6th from team looking to convert him. To a running back not to Buddism.

  10. Why do you keep typing your name at the end of your posts?

    We can all see who you are when it says ___ says:

    Annoying

  11. Yep – BEAUTIFUL!

    He asked me what I thought… and I said DENVER.

    If Tebow doesn’t let his ego get in the way… this is an excellent opportunity for him to learn behind a TRUE NFL QB.

  12. nineroutsider says:
    Mar 19, 2012 12:36 PM
    I love it, keep hating on the 9ers. Make sure to be around next January and February though.

    Alex will be better in 2012 than in 2011. The chip on his shoulder will be huge; we just had to properly motivate him again. Mission accomplished there.

    Now the 9ers can go out and get Wallace and Mike Tolbert and they will be stacked.

    Oh, congrats to the Broncos. They were my original pick before the 9ers got in it. If Peyton wanted rings he would have choose SF, but I know the 9ers tried to low ball him and rightfully so. He’s a cap killer, but Denver has the room.

    I guess Peyton didn’t want to be Bud Adams’ Anna Nicole Smith.

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    Love it how the Squared Seven fans (real lowifes BTW just ask the DA) now want Smith back. Newsflash; he’s taking his talents to South Beach!!

  13. haha at the guy who think 9ers is going to fail because we didnt sign Manning ol azz…. first of all i think in a non bias opinion 49ers will win another ‘ship before broncos w/ peyton………. And Smith can go some where else, but he knows he have to have the Off. Cordi. that implement him… and right now thats in SF… i have no prob us signing Josh Johnson, or starting KApernick for time being……………

  14. What do these all have in common:

    – The Pina Colada song
    – Kung Fu Fighting
    – Ice Ice Baby
    – U Can’t Touch This
    – Tim Tebow

  15. scottdragosnai says: Mar 19, 2012 12:37 PM

    WOW!!!!!
    Dallas Clark will be a perfect fit there too as will Addai!!
    Scott Dragos NAI
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    Should they get Marvin Harrison too?

  16. And let the parade of old, broken down Colts begin to trickle into Denver. Elway is making a huge mistake.

  17. Check the Broncos 2012 schedule. Ouch! Peyton will be lucky to go 8-8 this year. Maybe that’ll get Elway fired (poetic justice for old horse face).

  18. Lol old qb, old rb, old center, horrible defense, no wr”s, do boy as a coach and a gm who looks like a horse and wants to relive his glory days, i am sorry denver lol

    I agree with you for the most part.. But Denver didn’t have a horrible defense. What are you basing that on?

  19. All about money for him not winning!!!!!!!!!!! well for the niners will do just fine with Colin Kaepernick anybody better than Alex Smith for sure

  20. I’m guessing they will get a 2nd rounder (and some) for Tebow.
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    i disagree. i dont think they get any more than a 4th round pick for him, teams KNOW that Denver wants Tebow like i want to break my foot. Tebow will be traded likely for a 4th or 5th round pick and if they turn it down, then they say, ok, keep him, we dare you to find a better offer.

    As for this story, uh, it’s not a shock, though i wouldnt do it, the Bronco’s pros ARE the offensive line!!! the center is still young, do you cut him now?? move him to guard??? As for the cons, they need to get a TE and i mean a TE ASAP. that was the issue with the Broncos last year, Tebow had no security blanket of a TE and Manning will need another weapon. Dallas Clark makes TOO much sense NOT to happen.

  21. Tolbert won’t be happening. He signed four year deal this morning with the Panthers…per ESPN.

  22. This is all about what Peyton wants. He is now calling the shots on offense. Peyton is starring in his own version of the Apple Dumpling Gang. He will bring in “his” guys and run his offense His way…period. Tebow is now gone and that is a problem for many Bronco fans. I see this as a major circus right now and I’m happy P.M. has “chosen” Denver.

  23. Peyton going to Denver is just two automatic wins for SAN Diego. Rivers OWNS Peyton Manning.

    AFC is either ours or San Diego’s…36 year old Peyton is not going to change that. He chokes in big games.

  24. Colts fans won’t lose any sleep over this. His leadership will be missed, but he really started to show his age last year. He spent as much time in the backfield as Joseph Addai.

  25. Saturday is old and lightweight and clark is hurt and Addai is DONE!!! Aa is Lord Peyton, greedy swamp boy went to the highest bidder,

  26. jakek2 says:
    Mar 19, 2012 12:46 PM
    What do these all have in common:

    – The Pina Colada song
    – Kung Fu Fighting
    – Ice Ice Baby
    – U Can’t Touch This
    – Tim Tebow

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    What are “One Hit Wonders” Alex…

  27. seahawks4lyfe says: Mar 19, 2012 12:29 PM

    Lol old qb, old rb, old center, horrible defense, no wr”s, do boy as a coach and a gm who looks like a horse and wants to relive his glory days, i am sorry denver lol
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    As a seahawks fan, how can you feel sorry for any NFL franchise? How many rings do the oceanchickens have?

    I can see the raider dorks are nervous. One idiot was actually bragging about the Charger’s record against Peyton. If you have to resort to bragging up a division rival, you’re scared. And you should be. Raiders=dumpster fire, residing in the cellar of the AFC West 2012.

  28. Guessing the Broncos will draft a QB of the future this year
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    the best one they can get is Tannehill, if they get Weeden, then when Manning retires Weeden will start when he’s like in his 30s, there’s also Foles and a guy i like in Corp. personally i trade for a future, if i am Denver, i attempt to trade for Gabbert.

  29. villa41 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:32 PM

    The Broncos just royalty screwed up the future for years to come. Has Peyton Manning been a great player? Yes, of course. Will a 85 to 90% Manning still be a very good QB. Sure, he will. Will he raise the level of play of his teammates to a degree. I’ll agree to that. However, Denver is simply not that close. The defense, while improved, was hardly a shut down unit. The offensive line is shaky, and the running game is relying upon a ready to break down Willis McGahee. The team has a rising young receiver in D. Thomas, but that’s about it on the offensive side. I’m sure Denver will add a few of Peyton’s old buddies, but this is football. No other sport needs 11 guys to all be on the same page. I think people underestimate what it takes to win in football. You can’t just throw pieces together, even a great piece like Manning, and expect it all to click just like that. The Broncos will be in the mix for a division title, but so will every otther team in the AFC West. The addition of Manning does not put the Broncos on another plane in the division
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    Really? I thought collecting a bunch of new talented players and throwing them all onto the same team was a SURE-FIRE road to success in the NFL. Take the 2011-2012 Philadelphia Eagles for example……..oh…wait a minute… never mind

    Bold prediction #1: Michael Vick will never play a FULL 16 game season again. Mark it!

  30. “With Peyton heading to Denver, Broncos may sign Jeff Saturday”

    Jeff who?
    And why this Saturday, opposed to today?

  31. Re: the guy who said Broncos D isn’t a shut-down unit. How many shut-down D’s are there really left in football? Are there any? What is certain is you have two guys who can get to the QB, one who has a chance to become a HOFer. That alone makes them better than half the Defenses in the league.

  32. Man, the haters are out in force……

    This is a GREAT move by Denver and you can tell it by how much the haters are trying to bash it.

    The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference……

    We are in your grill haters and I LOVE IT!

  33. I see the Seahawks and Chiefs fans are whining in force.

    Love it – seriously, does Seattle still have an NFL team?

  34. Re: the guy who said Broncos D isn’t a shut-down unit. How many shut-down D’s are there really left in football? Are there any? What is certain is you have two guys who can get to the QB, one who has a chance to become a HOFer. That alone makes them better than half the Defenses in the league.

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    Ok. Let me be more clear. Denver’s defense was 20th in yards and 24th in points last season (source NFL). So it really wasn’t good at all, and that’s with the number one ranked rushing offense in the league protecting it. Oh yeah, this same defense will also likely be missing a few guys due to substance violations. Good luck, pal.

  35. I don’t understand people that think they know football would talk trash about the Debver DF. With Tebow they had a slow and non productive OF and made the second round of the playoffs. I’m not a Denver fan and even I can see the DF carried them last year. Manning has never had a DF half as good as Denver is now. With that he will tear up the League.

  36. I am surprised that Tennessee hasn’t tried to sign this guy, with or without Manning. They need a new center badly.

  37. Manning probably had many conditions that Elway had to meet. I’m guessing two of them involved getting rid of Tebow and bringing in a decent center. The guy they had last year was terrible.

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