Top 5 John Elway Moments in Broncos History
#4- Denver Broncos Sign Peyton Manning
This was perhaps the biggest signing of the John Elway era. In 2012, the Indianapolis Colts had released Peyton Manning after missing the entire 2011 season. John Elway saw a chance to begin building a team that could win not only now, but from now on.
Granted, Tim Tebow did give the Broncos their second playoff win since Elway retired, it appears as if the general manager was not sold on Tebow as the long term answer. In perhaps the most shocking moment I have ever seen, the Broncos were able to sign Manning to a deal, But it came at a cost of trading away Tebow.
Despite the move, John Elway got the start needed to show the rest of the NFL that the Broncos were not going to be pushovers anymore. It also was just the start to the how great he was to picking up key free agents. First Manning, then Wes Welker, Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward, Demarcus Ware, and the Bronco fan favorite Emmanuel Sanders.
Every season, Elway was able to build off of last year, see what went wrong, and adjust the team to obtain the ultimate prize, winning a world championship.
So, the signing of Peyton Manning began the journey to winning Super Bowl 50.
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