Found March 20, 2012 on
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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 threw for 54,828 yards with 399 touchdowns to 198 interceptions on 4,682 completions of 7,210 attempts in 208 consecutive regular season starts from 1998-2010.
Manning’s decision to head to Denver became a domino effect for teams and quarterbacks around the league.
Alex Smith feels slighted with the San Francisco 49ers (though he could very well return) and Colin Kaepernick could be the starter next year. In Seattle, Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn look to have an open competition for the starting position next season and a stiff battle looks to be brewing between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton with the Cardinals.
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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...
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...
The Denver Broncos have won the race to sign free agent Peyton Manning following the star quarterback’s release by the...
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...
Over the course of about two weeks or so, there were multiple favorites that emerged to land Peyton Manning. The Dolphins, Cardinals and 49ers were all at one point considered logical landing points for the All-Pro quarterback. The Titans got into it as well, and the Jets were even rumored to have interest. When it was all said and done, though, it was John Elway and the Denver Broncos...
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.
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Denver Broncos have scheduled visits with former Colts center Jeff Saturday, as well as former Colts/Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley.
LaCanfora also mentioned that tight ends Dallas Clark and/or Jacob Tamme could end up in Denver as well.
The Broncos are being smart by trying to bring in as many guys as possible that Manning...
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...
So in one of the more strange, weird, wacky QB free agency shuffling going on right about now, the Seattle Seahawks may have struck first as the NFL waits for Peyton Manning to make up his mind already. Peter King, among many, is now reporting that Matt Flynn has agreed to a 3-year, $26 million dollar deal with the Seahawks, but only $10 million of it is guaranteed. And per...