Manning Signs With Broncos, Ends Tebow Mania In Denver
March 25, 2012 Leave a Comment
Well the biggest free agent in NFL history made his decision today, and it is the Denver Broncos. Manning and the Broncos are in negotiations to finalize a 5-year $95 Million contract to make Manning a Bronco for the rest of his career.
The Broncos were the first ones to talk to Manning and they never relinquished the lead since he left the Bronco facilities to visit other teams. I am surprised on Manning’s decision, I felt that the 49ers gave him much a better chance to win a super bowl, the weather is MUCH nicer, and the 49ers team is overall MUCH better than the Broncos.
However, the Broncos have a ridiculous amount of cap room and can sign other players to help in Manning’s transition. Also, the Broncos have become the #1 team to sign with for available free agents.
When the Broncos acquired Peyton Manning, they also signed in my opinion, Tight End Dallas Clark and Center Jeff Saturday. The Broncos also have the cap room to sign both of those players so I see no reason why Clark and Saturday will not be Broncos by the end of this week.
If Manning is 100%, the Broncos are considered the HEAVY favorite in the AFC West and a super bowl contender. However, I just do not see it, especially in year one. I think Manning will win a super bowl in Denver but not in year one, that is WAY TOO UNREASONABLE.
Do you people even WATCH Peyton Manning?
What made Peyton Manning so great over his career was not only his physical talents ( 6’5 235 pounds, laser rocket arm) but his obsession-like work ethic. Manning has NEVER missed any extended period of time, so seeing him come back from a year off will be interesting. Also, Manning has NEVER had to deal with a whole new team with players he has never played with before.
So to actually think the Broncos will be just dominate and win the super bowl is pretty ridiculous if you ask me.
Oh, I almost forgot, it snows in Denver right?
Once again another adjustment Manning will have to make is playing in awful weather. Manning had prefect conditions half the year and rarely played in bitter conditions in his tenure as a Colt.
Relax Denver fans, I’m not saying don’t be excited, I’m saying just to temper your expectations.
On the other hand, Tebow Mania dies.