When Josh McDaniels came to Denver, the Broncos started to look like New England Patriots. With Peyton Manning arriving in Denver, will the team begin to look like a former version of the Indianapolis Colts? It’s very likely.
Manning’s longtime center Jeff Saturday is scheduled to visit the Broncos in the near future according to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network. Saturday has been in the league since 1998 and he’s played with Manning for over a decade. If there were ever twins conjoined at the hip in the NFL, it would be Manning and Saturday. You can’t put a price on trust.
Along with Saturday, the Broncos will probably re-sign longtime Colt and former Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley. With slot receiver Eddie Royal going to San Diego, the Broncos need someone like Stokley. Stokley has been living in Castle Rock and he’s a guy that could run routes blindfolded for Manning.
Another option for the Broncos is to bring in tight end Dallas Clark. They need some experience at the position and no tight end is as accustomed to catching balls from Manning as Clark is. Clark had 100 receptions for over 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2009.
Finally, Joeseph Addai is a free agent running back. He had 1,000+ yard seasons in his first couple years in the league. He would be a nice addition to Willis McGahee and a guy who knows “Peyton’s offense.”
Except for Saturday, these additions are guys that the Broncos could sign without blowing up their bank account. Checks should be flying soon.