Peyton Manning, John Elway interested in Broncos ownership situation

Denver Broncos Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos are 2-0 in the young 2021 NFL season, but could massive news involving Peyton Manning and John Elway be on the horizon?

Peyton Manning and John Elway competing against each other to be part of separate Denver Broncos ownership investment groups? Peyton Manning and John Elway coming together to be part of the same Denver Broncos ownership investment group?

The Denver Broncos ownership rumor mill heated up on Sunday with a report first from CBS Sports that Peyton Manning would have interest in joining a possible ownership group of the Denver Broncos if, indeed, the team is actually sold ultimately.

Mike Klis of 9News in Denver reported after the Denver Broncos’ victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars that John Elway would also have interest in being part of an ownership investment group, but again, only if the team is actually sold.

At this particular point in time, a sale of the Denver Broncos ultimately seems like the likely path things are headed toward.

That is still to be determined, however.

Although there would need to be a multi-billionaire investor going along with either (or both of) Peyton Manning and John Elway, one of those two would certainly be the primary figurehead of the team if and when team CEO Joe Ellis ultimately steps aside and someone buys the team.

Even with two Hall of Fame careers, John Elway and Peyton Manning have not made enough money to just buy the Denver Broncos, who have been rumored to be valued at and could be sold for north of $4 billion.

There’s so much up in the air right now, but these two reports undoubtedly excite all of Denver Broncos Country.

How could you not want one of John Elway or Peyton Manning running the team or playing a major advisor role going forward?

It’s hard to believe and maybe even borderline fantasy to think those two would join the same investor group, but clearly, both of those guys are doing significant homework at this point in time in the event the Broncos are actually sold.

The late Hall of Famer Pat Bowlen was a very hands-on owner who had such a passion for the Denver Broncos, the city of Denver in general, and the NFL.

Fans understandably want an owner that bleeds orange and blue as Mr. Bowlen did, and both John Elway and Peyton Manning love the Denver Broncos.

Although John Elway remains with the team at this point in time despite “stepping down” from his role as GM, Peyton Manning has also maintained a very close relationship with the Denver Broncos and is routinely around the team facility as he’s made his home in the Denver area.

If Manning is seriously pursuing a potential stake in ownership, and Elway for that matter, any multi-billionaire looking to buy an NFL team would be hilariously dumb not to partner with one of them and try to appeal to the fandom in that way.