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Broncos waiting on Peyton Manning to negotiate with Brock Osweiler

Brock Osweiler AP

The Broncos have said repeatedly they’re going to give Peyton Manning all the time he needs to make a decision about his future.

And for the moment, that’s preventing them from talking to their quarterback of the future.

Via Mike Klis of KUSA in Denver, the Broncos haven’t started contract negotiations with Brock Osweilerout of respect to Manning.”

That’s courteous, but possibly┬ádangerous, as the possibility exists that someone else might want Osweiler too. He becomes a free agent on March 9, the same day Manning’s $19 million salary becomes fully guaranteed.

They’re clearly not going to pay that, so that establishes a deadline for Manning to announce his intentions, or let the Broncos announce them for him. And with his name in the news for other reasons right now, he might not want to become a public spectacle at the moment.

Ostensibly, there’s plenty of time for the Broncos to talk respectfully with Osweiler, since the combine begins a week from tomorrow. And at some point, they need to plan for life after Manning.

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14 Responses to “Broncos waiting on Peyton Manning to negotiate with Brock Osweiler”
  1. chawk12thman says: Feb 15, 2016 6:27 AM

    Read headline quickly and opened it up expecting to learn what stuff Manning may have to be negotiating with Osweiler………Got a laugh to start the day when I realized I gleaned the wrong meaning from the headline…….

  2. babyjunkie says: Feb 15, 2016 7:06 AM

    Jay Cutler makes how much?!

  3. vicvinegar00 says: Feb 15, 2016 7:13 AM

    The longer this drags out, the worse Manning looks.

    Between this “coverup” story, the HGH story, and his awful play for most of the season; it should be a no-brainer to retire and lay low for the next year.

  4. tothehouse101 says: Feb 15, 2016 7:20 AM

    Better to rebuild sooner than later. Bye Peyton

  5. lingsun54 says: Feb 15, 2016 7:27 AM

    Manning was terrible last year. Why would they want him back? He will probably be even worse next season.

  6. pwellz says: Feb 15, 2016 7:48 AM

    Peyton Manning is going to negotiate with Brock Osweiler?

  7. cinzano08 says: Feb 15, 2016 8:32 AM

    Keep Peyton, please? Says Rest of NFL.

  8. claydefayette says: Feb 15, 2016 8:56 AM

    Brock has Browns written all over him and this time Cleveland will be making a good investment

  9. nestrongsafety says: Feb 15, 2016 9:22 AM

    Manning needs to go out on top. Oh, wait. He did that already back in 1996.

  10. tonebones says: Feb 15, 2016 9:34 AM

    They’re working on signing Osweiler right now. They’re just respecting Manning’s desire to make his public announcement when he’s ready, but Osweiler will be the Broncos’ starting QB in 2016.

  11. kcchiefs19 says: Feb 15, 2016 9:57 AM

    Once again, Manning’s ego (albeit largely downplayed and under reported by the mainstream media) hurts the team. I don’t think Brock is the long term answer, but Peyton will likely draw this out Farve-style and hurt the team that has stood by him.

  12. Gary Piserchio says: Feb 15, 2016 10:09 AM

    I think if the Broncos don’t keep Brock, it’s because they really like what they see in Siemian, who looks like a prototype QB for the Shanahan/Kubiak offense.

  13. willycents says: Feb 15, 2016 10:48 AM

    I am sure glad that the NFL GMs don’t make personnel decisions at the speed the media wishes for. If so, players would have less security than they do right now. The media demands that they make decisions instantly, without investing time in analyzing the possible repercussions. If I made decisions based on the medias timeframe, I would be hiring/firing every five minutes.

  14. rogerdw66 says: Feb 15, 2016 12:37 PM

    Anyone who thinks the Broncos don’t have a plan in place for QB next year need to put down the bong and crack a window. That plan does not include Peyton and may not include Brock, but I will guarantee you Elway/Kube have their plan for a QB in place.

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