Found March 21, 2012 on
San Diego Chargers
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 a deal with the Denver Broncos will be one of those "where we were, what we wore and what we were eating" sports moments we will remember 50 years from now. Since 1998 (Slick Willie was still in office!), all we knew was No. 18 in blue and white. I'm not ashamed to say it, Manning and Marvin Harrison made sweet fantasy football love on a weekly basis for nine seasons and it was beautiful. He passed the torch to Reggie Wayne who, at times, shared the spotlight with Dallas Clark. But nothing amazed fantasy owners more than how he boosted the fantasy value of guys like Pierre Garcon, Jacob Tamm...
BEST OF MAXIM
The lure of returning to the state where he was a college football legend was not enough.
And now the Tennessee Titans have to plan for the aftermath of missing out on Peyton Manning as well as number of other free agents, who could have provided the Titans with much needed help but signed elsewhere while the Titans pursued Manning.
When owner Bud Adams stepped in and publicly...
The Peyton Manning Sweepstakes appear to be over with the news on Monday that the veteran quarterback is going to join the Denver Broncos. The next question is now going to be, how many of Manning’s former team mates from the Indianapolis Colts will join him on the Denver Broncos? There are plenty of them available.
Wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Reggie Wayne jumped...
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have agreed to terms on a five-year, $96 million contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Shefter.
While the report is missing a key ingredient—guaranteed money—which will determine the real value of the deal, it’s highly unlikely Manning will actually receive $96 million over five years in Denver.
The inevitable first-ballot Hall of Famer...
In this week’s episode, Greg and Laura bring you up-to-date on the latest Colts news, including the signing of S Tom Zbikowski, C Samson Satele, and OL Mike McGlynn. In the 2nd segment, they are joined by 1260 WNDE’s Derek Schultz to discuss Peyton Manning signing with the Broncos, his legacy with Colts fans, how the sides got to this point, and how Andrew Luck’s rookie...
While the rivalry between the Patriots and Colts has gone cold, quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will rekindle their battle in 2012. Manning will sign with the Broncos on Monday, according to an array of reports, which means he'll be visiting Gillette Stadium next season. The NFL will release its schedule at some point in late April, but the Patriots are already slated...
Finally, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning made his decision. It likely stemmed from his friendship with Hall of Fame QB and Denver Broncos executive John Elway. The Denver Broncos give Peyton Manning a great shot to win, but they must address some needs moving forward.
The Tennessee Titans looked like the best fit for Peyton Manning. The blind side of their offensive...
With Denver's $96 million signing of Peyton Manning, love-him-or-hate-him quarterback Tim Tebow is on the trading block. Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy spoke highly of Tebow at the 2010 Scouting Combine, and for good reason, but we tell you why a deal will not be made in this analysis.
As Tebowmania grew last season into a full-blown phenomenon, John Elway's obvious indifference to his pop-icon quarterback never seemed to change. Some interpreted this as a sign that Elway's personnel opinions were not driven by results -- Denver was winning games, after all -- as much as his ego and some weird sense of rivalry with Tim Tebow, who was suddenly more popular...
Thanks to the Peyton Manning Sweepstakes it was one of the more exciting free agent periods in a long, long time. And with basically all of the big names now signed, it's never too early to start considering the fantasy implications that follow the aftermath. Here's a look at the 10 most important offseason moves from a fantasy perspective and how they impact the new...
I have another submission for the growing stack of proof that Mike Florio is flat nuts. With Denver winning the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, the Broncos will be looking to unload Tebow pronto. Last night, Florio floated the idea that the Bengals might be a good fit for him. What?!?! Maybe Florio just needed another team [...]
I have to admit, it was exciting to play the "guess where Peyton will land?" game... but now it's over, and I'm glad for that. What a colossal distraction!I managed to catch up with Ron Jaworski ("Jaws"), and he affirmed my belief that the Peyton Maning signing by the Broncos has little or no effect upon the Eagles' 2012 plans... and according to Jaws...
Let the Tim Tebow sweepstakes begin.
With Peyton Manning supplanting Tebow as Denver's starting quarterback, other teams have discussed acquiring the unconventional Tebow from the Broncos, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, according to an ESPN.com report.
Among those teams, one league source categorized the Jets as "...
Now that Peyton Manning is officially a member of the Denver Broncos the team moved quickly to find a taker for QB Tim Tebow. The Broncos have traded the fan favorite to the NY Jets for a fourth round pick, according to multiple reports. Tebow took over the starting quarterback duties for the Broncos in [...]