The Broncos have business to do beyond their once and future quarterbacks.
And team executive John Elway said Thursday that anything to do with Peyton Manning isn’t holding that business up.
Elway said he’s talked to Manning in the last few days, but that the quarterback hasn’t yet made a decision on his future. The Broncos will need to do something before Manning’s $19 million salary becomes guaranteed on March 9, but they have other big numbers to deal with beforehand.
He said that he’s exchanged proposals with outside linebacker Von Miller on a long-term deal, sounding a positive note about that.
“We feel good about it,” Elway said of the Miller talks. “We’re very hopeful we’ll be able to get something done.”
But with defensive end Malik Jackson also on the verge of becoming a free agent, they have plenty of work to do.
And even though Manning has yet to declare his intentions, the Broncos are proceeding with other matters, which are frankly more important to their future.