Peyton says he’d like to play with Tebow

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Peyton Manning offered the politically correct answer when asked about Tim Tebow at his press conference in Denver today, saying that he likes Tebow, respects him and doesn’t want to be seen as the one who’s pushing him out.

And Manning made clear that if Tebowmaniacs don’t like to see their man leave down, they shouldn’t blame Manning.

“We really didn’t have any conversations in respect to the quarterback position,” Manning said. “I know there are decisions to be made. Let me just say this: I know what kind of player Tim Tebow is and what kind of person he is. I’ve gotten to meet him personally one time, and what an awesome year he had this year. If Tim Tebow is here next year, I’m going to be the best teammate I can be to him and he and I are going to help this team win games. If other opportunities present themselves to him I’m going to wish him the best. He’s going to be a great player wherever he is. Those are decisions that have to be made by other people. Those aren’t my decisions. And those conversations never did come up with me. This is a place where I wanted to come, play football and help this team win in whatever role or capacity that is.”

Asked if he has spoken to Tebow, Manning answered, “I’m sure I will. I haven’t yet.”

Tebow is expected to be traded soon, so by the time Manning does make time to talk to Tebow, he may not be a teammate any longer. But Manning said getting to know his teammates is an important part of his job going forward.

“I haven’t had a whole lot of time to debrief since this happened Monday morning,” Manning said. “I’m looking forward to getting to know all Broncos teammates. I met Eric Decker on my visit, Elvis Dumervil and Champ Bailey have been blowing up my phone for the past week and a half so hopefully that’ll die down just a little bit and I’ll look forward to getting to know them in person. But there’s not many other Broncos players I know personally.”

And Manning won’t get the chance to get to know Tebow personally. Because whether he wants to take responsibility for it or not, Manning has pushed Tebow out of Denver.

71 responses to “Peyton says he’d like to play with Tebow

  1. Smart move on his part. I can actually see that happening, Peyton starting and Tebow as backup. Class act.

  2. Eric Decker “Hi I am Eric Decker!”

    Payton Manning “Eric who??”

    We have seen Payton lift the Colts on his back when all his receivers were injured. But is this Payton the same Payton? Its going to be interesting.

  3. Manning doesn’t have to take responsibility for pushing Tebow out of Denver. Tim Tebow’s lack of QB talent pushed Tebow out of Denver.

  4. In all seriousness, Tebow as a halfback for Manning would be a pretty sweet combo.. However, I have a feeling Tebow might just let someone slip by on blindside pass protect…

  5. Peyton says he’d like to play with Tebow

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    A mere 24 hours after he told Elway “I’ll sign but make sure that #15 circus isn’t still going on here when Training Camp rolls around.”

  6. yamchargers, We don’t know that “Payton Manning”. The new Bronco’s QB is Peyton Manning.

  7. Asked if he has spoken to Tebow, Manning answered, “I’m sure I will. I haven’t yet.”

    First exchange will be Peyton asking Tebow if he would like an aisle seat in first class,or a window in coach…….

  8. damnyoulinelliot says:
    Mar 20, 2012 3:50 PM
    It would be like Joe Montana and Steve Young all over again. Drama 24/7

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    Actually, it wouldn’t. Montana and Young are both HOF, Super Bowl winning QBs. Tebow is a guy no one is convinced even deserves to be a starting QB, he has a VERY long and improbable road ahead of him before anyone starting putting him in Montana or Young’s class.

  9. yamchargers says: Mar 20, 2012 3:55 PM

    Eric Decker “Hi I am Eric Decker!”

    Payton Manning “Eric who??”

    We have seen Payton lift the Colts on his back when all his receivers were injured. But is this Payton the same Payton? Its going to be interesting.
    ________________________________
    Nope, I can guarantee you that no matter what he won’t be Payton. He will most certainly be Peyton, however.

  10. “And Manning won’t get the chance to get to know Tebow personally. Because whether he wants to take responsibility for it or not, Manning has pushed Tebow out of Denver.”

    Um, no, the ownership did by initiating a pursuit for Manning.

  11. @yamchargers-
    Its Peyton not Payton. Payton is the Coach for the ‘Taints who is going to be suspended for two seasons.

  12. The AFC West is looking like a worst to best division next year. if Manning gets some weapons watch out. KC looks good, Oakland, and San Diego just need to finish. With Tebow Denver had no chance next year.

  13. Seriously though, what was Manning supposed to say? Did we expect him to come out and say “Yeah, that Tebow kid is just horrible. Why do you think they came after me so hard?” Peyton is a professional. When asked a question like that he’s not going to say anything negative. He’s going to be polite and let the team do what it needs to do. Everyone knows Tebow is gone, it’s just a matter of where he’s going.

  14. 10 to 1 odds in Vegas. For those taking that wager, Lick my lollypop suckers. This press conference shows that there’s more to the story than shown. Nobody, not Elway or Manning looked very happy or content to be there.

    Something is wrong here but I just can’t put a finger on it. (that’s what she said).

  15. “Peyton says he’d like to play with Tebow”

    Immediately pictured Peyton as the catholic clergyman, and Tebow as the little choir boy.

  16. OooooWeeeeee Elway starting to get defensive when asked about decision to get rid of Tebow.

  17. Love the fact that the Broncos are going back to orange as their primary jersey color. The Orange Crush should always be orange.

  18. Philadelphia Eagles QBs 2012

    1. Michael Vick
    2. Tim Tebow
    3. Trent Edwards

    Let Kafka write a book or something!

  19. Why trade TT? Put him at the knee of the old master for a couple of years. By then, the old master is 38. TT is a fierce competitor and I’ll bet he would relish learning the craft from the best ever. Then the Horses would have a fabulous situation.

  20. “Peyton says he’d like to play with Tebow” ….

    looks like they are ponys not broncos.

  21. I hope Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, LeBron James, and Chris Paul all read this quote so they can see how a dignified professional conducts himself when it comes to team matters.

    Enough me-first nonsense.

  22. ………..AND the Smoke Screen from the Spin Machine begins…………….i mean what the heck else is Peyton expected to say ????

  23. You had me at the title.

    Seriously though, welcome to the scrappy AFC West. Everyone talks smack about our division being weak but wait until you play in it. We beat the piss outta each other so there isn’t much left come playoff time.

  24. That’s about as believeable as when he stated at the Colts press conference that he hasn’t thought about where he’ll play next!! I think had he not gone to the bronco’s I wouldn’t have cared but this move appears more about getting rid of Tebow than it is about OVERPAYING for Manning!

  25. Why would the one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game have to apologize to the poorest passer currently in the game (albeit a great competitor). It makes no sense to me that anyone has the sack to bash Peyton for saying yes to a job offer.

  26. @yamchargers

    Eric Decker “Hi I am Eric Decker!”

    Payton Manning “Eric who??”

    Eric Decker “Well, you know how everyone’s getting excited about you throwing the ball to DT?”

    PEyton Manning “Yeeeeeeeesssss…..?”

    Eric Decker “I’m the guy who caught more passes for more yards and more touchdowns last year than DT.”

    Peyton Manning “Sweet. Ouch.”

    The Entire Broncos Organization “What was that?”

    Peyton Manning “Nothing,”

  27. bucfansouthtampa says: Mar 20, 2012 3:51 PM

    Smart move on his part. I can actually see that happening, Peyton starting and Tebow as backup. Class act.
    ==================================

    Don’t hold your breath. The Bronco brass is smart enough to get rid of Tebow as a once again polarizing figure. Tebow is the reason they went after Tebow. He’s NOT an NFL quarterback and very well never may be. He’s too undisciplined in his reads, mechanics, and his decision making in a pro style offense.

    Tebow is as good as gone. It’s just a matter of if he’ll be traded or if the team will cut their loses, buy him out and release him.

  28. Because whether he wants to take responsibility for it or not, Manning has pushed Tebow out of Denver.
    ==================================
    Wrong, his play did.

  29. Manning wont even let Timmy have an oreo, let alone have him as a team mate.

    Could you image Seyton Manning looking into the stands and seeing more #15 then #18? He would flip his size 32 lid.

  30. Dont let tebow go.. It would be a mistake. If manning would get hurt he can step right up. He can also come in on wildcats or trick plays. I think the broncos would be dumb to let him walk. Use him in special packages. He can run he can catch. Use him!

  31. .
    they better keep Tebow around as Peyton is not going to survive past which ever of these teams they are scheduled to play first….
    Falcons, Ravens, Steelers….

    first sack and bye bye peyton… of course there is a 1000% chance the first person that touches peyton 3 yellow flags get thrown

  32. My vote for the only qb in Unitas quality is Manning, P. BUT, get him another number; the #18 in Denver is retired, period. A disgrace, but not surprising from the likes of Elway.

  33. How could any team pay $96 million to any player
    whose had multiple serious neck surgeries and may never be the superstar he used to be . He could still be great but IMO that’s wayyyy to much $ to pay for a 36 year old major risk . They threw away a 1st round pick(Tebow) and will very soon probably have to use another high pick on another QB cause Peyton is up there in years . I wish manning the best but I think the Broncos just made a $96 Will

  34. How could any team pay $96 million to any player
    whose had multiple serious neck surgeries and may never be the superstar he used to be . He could still be great but IMO that’s wayyyy to much $ to pay for a 36 year old major risk . They threw away a 1st round pick(Tebow) and will very soon probably have to use another high pick on another QB cause Peyton is up there in years . I wish manning the best but I think the Broncos just made a 96 million dollar mistake .

  35. not a lot of QB’s who win their division and win a playoff game are booted off the team.

    Tebow was nothing but exceptional to the Broncos. criticize the throwing all you want, they won a playoff game…on HIS pass.

    Denver, i have a feeling this might really bite you in the ass.

  36. nflhof says:
    Mar 20, 2012 5:31 PM
    It’s not Payton it’s Panty Manning and his sister Sheli.

    __
    The Mannings and their three SB rings combined laugh at losers such as yourself, peewee football hall of shame.

  37. Nowhere in that quote does it say “I’d like to play with Tim Tebow” just because you say you’ll be a good host doesn’t imply you want house guests.

  38. I am a big Elway fan, but I don’t like this. All Tebow did for this organization was win games, and put butts in the seats. He knocked out the “vaunted” Steelers in the playoffs, he almost singlehandedly got people excited about Bronco football again, and Manning is gonna be playing like a broken chandelier. Ok, bring Manning in, who is your back-up? Tebow may be no Elway or Manning, but he wins gamers, period!

  39. biggest load of bs ever. Seriously? The guy who’s nut job fan base goes out and starts booing Orton in practices before he’s even thrown a pass during regular season? You didn’t mention or talk about that AT ALL in your “talks” with Elway and co. ? And I’m even a Manning fan, but you know that dumping the Tebowo circus was a conditionfor him signing in Denver. He’s probably got to PC and all sure. But, “yeah I wish we could play together…” and “I never talked about Tim during my talks…” Give me a break.

  40. I shouldn’t say this, but it’s no wonder his neck bothers him…look at that massive head! Damn!

  41. nut job fan base
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    Laughable.
    Ever been to a game in Indy while Manning was a Colt?
    THE worst fans in all of sports.

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