Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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In case you have been stuck in a box for the last 24 hours, it is official; Peyton Manning is now a Denver Bronco. It has been widely speculated he would be playing for the Broncos this upcoming season for about a week now; however, news didn’t break until Monday that Manning had instructed his agent to solely negotiate with the Broncos.

Time warp back to this morning and news has broken that Manning and the Broncos have agreed to a contract worth $96 million over 5 years. Per Albert Breer of NFL Network, Peyton’s deal is $18 million for 2012, $40 million in 2013/14, $19 million for 2015, and $19 million for 2016. If he can pass a physical next March, he will receive $58 million. Essentially on the first $18 million is guaranteed (meaning 2012).

Of course, Denver fans are all abuzz this morning knowing Peyton Manning will be their starting quarterback come fall time. The only question remaining in Denver at this point is what to do with Tim Tebow. Oh yes, that same Tim Tebow that had football America all up in a stir during the 2011 season.

Wouldn’t you like to feel sad for Tebow? Think about it, just 3 months ago he led the Broncos to a surprising playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Every Bronco fan in the world was on his jock. Tim was the darling of the National Football League, well in the city of Denver anyways. Now he is the forgotten son (not a reference to Jesus, although give me time I’m sure I’ll come up with one).

So where does Tebow go from here? There have been rumors that New England, Green Bay, Jacksonville, and San Francisco are all interested. Depending on what Alex Smith ultimately does (resign with San Francisco or sign somewhere else), none of those four teams are a starting option for Tebow. And really, is there a team out there at this time that has a starting spot available?

The Tebow mystique may have finally reached its crux. Unless John Elway decided to ultimately keep Tebow in Denver and let him learn under Manning, he will be shipped off to another franchise and be stuck behind the incumbent there. And from all reports out of Denver, they have been shopping Tebow since before Peyton decided he would be a Bronco.

But I digress, back to Mr. Manning himself. Now that he is getting paid an enormous amount of money for being old by football standards and coming off of four neck surgeries, it will be interesting to see what he actually brings to the table in Denver. Personally, I think all of the Bronco fans that are thinking Super Bowl this upcoming winter are going to be sorely disappointed. There are still a few missing pieces to acquire before the Denver franchise will hoist the Lombardi trophy again.

This is not to say that Manning will not lead the team into the playoffs. Hell, if Tebow could get the Broncos into the postseason, Manning surely can. The AFC West has been an up and down division that last few years, and the Broncos will be right there near the top as they almost always are. The playoffs will no doubt happen for them, just a little soon to be talking world champions.

As for all of the Titans, Cardinals and Dolphins’ fans that are whining and moaning that Manning should have come to their team, it’s time to get over it. Work with the teams you have. Quit complaining about something that was out of your control as a fan anyways. I’m a Titans fan myself, and I personally didn’t want him in Nashville. Maybe there should be more fans like myself.

Denver, congratulations. You have your man now. Every citizen and fan in the city of Denver and state of Colorado better hope that being a mile in the air helps protect Manning’s neck. You have nothing else.

Contact me on twitter @JeffMoore78 or send an email to jeffmoore@sports-at-work.com

 

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