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.