Posted Sun Mar 11th by Ian Henson
Amidst reports that Peyton Manning will choose his team by either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, KCNC’s Vic Lombardi just tweeted that Manning is 95% likely to sign with the Denver Broncos and that Manning in fact has, ‘Just contacted the Broncos‘.
Meaning, after spending six plus hours with the Arizona Cardinals, Manning contacted Denver upon landing.
This likely signals the fact that the team and the future Hall of Fame quarterback will be discussing money. The John Elway/John Fox double team did not discuss money as you may have read, whereas the Cardinals pitch likely involved some type of monetary mention or discussion being that Arizona is currently $14-million over the salary cap.
The Broncos currently sit at $44.7-million below the salary cap, this could be a discussion point as Denver can afford to sign the likes of Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark to help Manning’s transition to the mountains.
Update 10:40 p.m. (MT): There have been conflicting reports as to whether Manning contacted the Broncos or not. The Denver Post‘s Lindsay Jones is reporting that the team has not contacted Manning today and the team is respecting the process and giving him space to make his decision.
Strap in Broncos Country, I’d be shocked if Manning is not a Bronco in a few hours.