Originally posted on NFL News & Rumors  |  Last updated 3/7/12
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You can put this in the pure speculation column if you like, but indications out of Denver are that the Broncos are indeed serious about potentially signing free agent quarterback Peyton Manning, and will seek to trade last season’s hero Tim Tebow if Manning does decide to land in the Rockies.

The source is a fairly reputable one in CBS 4 Denver’s sports anchor Vic Carucci, but even so, the premise of a Tebow trade is completely predicated on Manning finding common ground with the Broncos and the team choosing to throw their lot in with him for better or for worse.

Manning was released from the Colts earlier today, following a tearful joint press conference with owner Jim Irsay. He is now free to negotiate with any team of his choice, and while several early front runners have emerged in Miami and Arizona, Denver seems to be positioning themselves for a run at the future Hall of Famer.

Giving up on Tebow, who showed plenty of promise along with a few issues in his throwing mechanics last year, would be a tough pill to swallow for the Broncos, but an addition of Manning would likely overcome that in a hurry.

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