Peyton Manning during a press conference to announce his departure from the Colts. (Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)

Manning, Tebow Teammates Unlikely To Happen


Peyton Manning billboards are already going up in Miami and Arizona, but don’t expect Denver to join in on the fun.

Manning was officially released by the Indianapolis Colts after a very emotional press conference Wednesday afternoon.

“I truly have enjoyed being your quarterback,” Manning concluded.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos will put a call into Manning’s agent Tom Condon simply to inquire about the future Hall of Fame quarterback.  If the Broncos can protect themselves in a contract deal so that Manning’s neck issues won’t bring the team down financially then the Broncos could be in the running.

As heads in the Mile High City turn and wonder What Would Tebow Do, errr, I mean will we bid Tebow adieu, Klis tells us that the team is “likely to stick with Tebow.”

But what if?

The Broncos do seem capable of handling the Manning/Tebow circus.

John Fox is a 57-year-old head coach. He proved in 2011 that he would be willing to alter his offense to fit his quarterback. Manning seemingly had full control of the Indianapolis Colts’ offense from 1998-2010 and figures to want similar responsibility again. Who could better handle Manning and the Tebowmania circus than John Fox? – Mike Klis (Denver Post) 

After some success last season and in the process of building on that success, Denver could be seen as a great sport for Manning to end his career on a winning note. The Broncos have pieces falling into place to be a true contender year after year with their young talent.

High on the list of possible destinations for Manning include Washington and Miami. I don’t think Manning would like to play in the same division as his brother, Eli, nor would he like to play Tom Brady at least twice a year to get to the Super Bowl.

The New York Jets have raised some eyebrows by showing an interest despite their commitment to Mark Sanchez. Arizona has shown an interest as well. Who wouldn’t want to see a Manning-to-Larry Fitzgerald connection in the desert?

While the Broncos will place that call, don’t expect a lot to come from it. We can dream, however. What would you think if the Broncos signed Manning and kept Tebow?

Imagine Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow in a Broncos uniform next season. Would you support the Broncos making Tebow a backup QB again?

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  • Ryan Burklo

    How could you not!!! Tebow could learn from one of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game!! We’d be stupid not to

  • Michael Musquez

    Hell no!

  • Tim Freeman

    I’m not convinced that Tebow would be his backup. If that neck ain’t healed, he may do the backin up.

  • Jim Wiehoff

    I like Manning but his best days are behind him. QBs rarely get better sitting on the bench no matter who they get to learn from so let the kid play. Tebow earned his shot…let someone else take chances on PM’s neck injury.

  • Paul Biggles Attard

    We should use them both. Have 2 starters.

  • KatieKyle Bakko

    U bet how awesome

  • D.j. Martinez

    Nope!!

  • Gregory Burklo

    I love Peyton Manning but he is not a Mentor. In practice he takes all the reps and he does not teach young qb’s. Look at the qb’s of this last year in Indianopolis. They were awful. If Peyton was a back up qb or a mentor then he would have stayed in Indianapolis and helped young Andrew Luck. And Peyton is not done. He will shine again!

  • Karl J Bachman

    I agree with jim and tim! Gregory brings up a good point also, why did they release him? His 14 year family! They know something we dont is why. What happens first time he gets drove into the turf pretty good? We need to let tebow learn hands on. Let him get the timing down with all his starting players and we may have something!

  • Sharon Smith

    Manning is broken.

  • Sylvia Haefer-Rose

    No, I want to Broncos to support Tebow.