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Shortly after Peyton Manning was introduced as the new Broncos quarterback, the 49ers had to sack up and go back to their old girlfriend, Alex Smith. NFL Network reported that Smith and the Niners agreed to terms on a new deal Tuesday.
Smith previously was offered a three-year contract from the team but declined to sign knowing they were courting Peyton Manning. He was said to be upset with the organization and he took a free agent visit to Miami.
Now both parties get to pretend like their little breakup never happened. We sure know coach Jim Harbaugh is.
“It’s a strong relationship as always,” Harbaugh told reporters.
Awww, they’ve kissed and made up! How sweet. Now we’ll get to see if Smith’s shaken confidence will affect his play next season.
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The Associated Press reported the numbers on the new three year deal Alex Smith and the 49ers agreed on.
Alex will earn $8 million per year, with $16.5 million guaranteed and the contract can pay him up to $33 million, overall.
For those out there wanting a competition between Alex and Colin Kaepernick, think again. No way does the team guarantee Alex $16.5 million and have him...
Nothing screams sports fanatic quite like an angry obituary. This one comes from the Columbia Tribune about a big-time Broncos fan who died Monday.
James H. “Jim” Driver, 78, of Eagle, Colo., formerly of Columbia, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at South Hampton Place in Columbia after a brief illness. An avid Broncos fan, he abhorred Manning and evidently wanted...
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21– There has to be a lot of loyalty in quarterback Alex Smith’s heart as he will remain with the 49ers after the team openly romanced Peyton Manning.
Smith did meet with the Miami Dolphins as that drama came to an end and at one point probably took a serious look at the Fins. However, be it common sense or letting bygones, be bygones, Smith will stay...
Tim Tebow has some friends in high places. Pat Robertson, a televangelist and Christian Right leader, blasted the Denver Broncos for trading devout Christian Tim Tebow.
Robertson pointed to Tebow’s success last season and Peyton Manning’s neck injury in his explanation.
“He won seven games, he brought them [Denver] into the playoffs, for heaven sakes. I mean, they were a nothing...
The San Francisco 49ers flirted with a future Hall of Fame quarterback last week as they were in the chase for QB Peyton Manning. Ultimately, the 49ers missed out on Manning and in their actions, bruised the ego of one Alex Smith. Smith reportedly was looking to change agents on Saturday night, being represented by the same agent as Peyton Manning, Tom Condon. Alex Smith...
The following fantasy football e-mail chain between Ryan Fowler and Joel Beall took place on March 20 and 21, 2012. The topic featured was not discussed in advance.
From: Ryan Fowler
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:29 PM
To: 'Joel Beall'
Subject: The Pedestal: Peyton Manning
On the Pedestal: Peyton Manning
It's one of those moments. Peyton Manning inking...
Cradle of the quarterbacks?Some unknown player named Peyton Manning agreed to join the Denver Broncos today, ending weeks of speculation where he would end up. Peyton's arrival in the AFC West makes the division a sudden powerhouse in the arms race that is the NFL.
With Manning, Palmer and San Diego's Rivers three of the four AFC teams have QB's that were taken in...
Englewood, CO (Sports Network) - Peyton Manning is officially a member of the Denver Broncos.
The four-time MVP and future Hall of Fame quarterback signed with the Broncos on Tuesday, less than two weeks after being released by the Indianapolis Colts.
"I'm very excited to begin the next chapter of my playing career with the Denver Broncos," Manning said at an afternoon...
After going after Peyton Manning, and then hosting Matt Flynn and Alex Smith, the Dolphins landed a quarterback on Monday with multiple reports indicated they have come to terms with former Jacksonville starter David Garrard.
He was regarded as the second best free-agent quarterback on the market. I'm not quite sure why since he hasn't proven anything, but nonetheless many people regarded him as the No. 2 guy on the market behind Peyton Manning. The Seattle Seahawks agreed that he was a top free-agent quarterback as they signed Matt Flynn to a three-year deal worth $26 million, $10 million of...
Adam Schefter reports that Peyton Manning has called John Elway this morning and told him he is looking forward to playing for Denver.
Peyton Manning Better in NFL, Tim Tebow Better in College
Peyton Manning is a Bronco.
I am not surprised by this. I predicted it the minute it was announced that Jim Irsay was going to cut him loose. For five years and $96 million, I would be a Bronco too. Actually, I would have signed for $95 million, but Manning said it wasn’t the money.
So the next question is, what happens...