Kill the speculation: Peyton Manning and the Broncos are both serious about making Denver the next and final stop in Manning’s legendary career.
Manning will tour the Broncos’ facility in Dove Valley tonight and talk with team officials, including John Elway, who is set to arrive back in Denver this afternoon. Elway won two Super Bowls at 37 and 38 years old, and will likely pitch the 35-year-old Manning on his prospects for winning a ring in Denver.
The future Hall of Famer is expected to make a decision within the next few days, before free agency opens this Tuesday. He has reportedly scheduled visits with the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals as well.
While Peyton Manning has directed some of the best offenses of this generation with the Indianapolis Colts, he will not be the only one asking questions. John Elway and co. have to make sure they don’t break the bank in guaranteed money on a player with a serious, unprecedented injury. The quarterback has not taken a snap since 2010.
That said, if optimistic reports about Manning’s recovery are accurate, the Broncos may be competing with Miami and Arizona for rights to the the biggest free agent acquisition in NFL history.
What would adding Manning mean for the Broncos franchise in 2012 and beyond?