At around 8:59am this morning, I was woken up by one of my SportsCenter alerts confirming that Peyton Manning has instructed his agents to start negotiations with the Denver Broncos. Being a Raiders fan this news is very disheartening, but what would I have rather had? Manning as a 49er or a Bronco? Honestly I think I was hoping for neither, but it’s looking as though Manning will be the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Where does that leave Tim Tebow? Well sources say that Tebow would ultimately be traded when the deal with Manning becomes finalized. I don’t like Tebow much at all since I see him as a running back posing as a quarterback. But I guess I would’ve took the lesser of two evils and had Tebow stay in Denver seeing as how the Raiders defense is in the rebuilding stage. This day following Peyton Manning and what he may do is going to get more interesting as the hours go by.
- Peyton Manning Broncos Deal Imminent, Will Tim Tebow Be Traded? (blippitt.com)
- Report: Peyton Manning Chooses Denver Broncos (bleacherreport.com)
Since Peyton Manning’s release this past Wednesday there have been many different speculations on where the veteran QB will end up. Soon after Manning’s release he traveled to Miami to speak to Miami Dolphin’s owners. This brought more heat onto Miami and what they could do to bring in Manning. Miami’s current starting quarterback is Chad Henne and by bringing in Manning it would all but nail the coffin in Henne’s fate as starting QB.
After his visit to Miami he went on to visit John Elway and the Denver Broncos. This immediately becomes interesting seeing as how Tim Tebow is currently the starting quarterback for the Broncos. Tebow brought the Broncos back to its glory for a short stint in the playoffs. But during the season it was clear that Elway was not too fond of Tebow. If Manning was to go to the Broncos, the team would have to figure out what to do with Tebow. Would they keep him as a backup? Or let him go? It’s a decision that would need to be made if the Bronco’s were to acquire Manning. Read More…
After much speculation it all has come to a reality.Indianapolis Colts team owner, Jim Irsay made an emotional announcement that the team is releasing veteran quarterback, Peyton Manning rather than paying him a $28 million bonus. The quarterback had undergone some recent surgeries on a nerve in his neck that sidelined him during the entire 2011 season. This also caused a damper on the Colts season with a sad 2 wins and 14 losses. But with the release of Manning the Colts are more than likely going to take Stanford QB, Andrew Luck with the first pick of the 2012 draft.
As the decision to release Manning was definitely not an easy task, it comes at a great gift to those teams searching for a quarterback to boost their season. The veteran quarterback will more than likely be a huge buzz around the league and definitely create predictions of where he will go. There are a few places the quarterback could be a great asset in teams like the San Francisco 49ers (who have yet to re-sign Alex Smith), Arizona Cardinals who need a good quarterback to compliment receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and possibly the Washington Redskins who haven’t had a stable quarterback since Mark Brunnell. So it’s going to be a busy next few weeks to see where the veteran quarterback will end up making his home.