Posted Mon Mar 19th by Jon Heath
Free agent quarterback Peyton Manning is going to sign with the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter. Per Schefter, Manning called Broncos’ Vice President of football Operations John Elway this morning informing him that he was looking forward to playing for him this season.
Manning has told his agent, Tom Condon, to work out a contract with the team, which is expected to be a four-year, $90 million+ deal. According to Schefter, the Broncos will now “try to trade third-year quarterback Tim Tebow.”
A fourteen-year veteran, Manning, 35 is a four-time NFL MVP and one-time Super Bowl MVP. With nearly 55,000 career passing yards and 399 touchdowns, Manning brings experience to Denver’s offense, which struggled to put points on the scoreboard last season.
The Broncos are now expected to bring in several offensive weapons to compliment Manning, free agent tight end Dallas Clark, who played with Manning in Indianapolis, may be among them. Manning has not decided yet which number he will wear in Denver, he is expected to choose between #16 (which or wore in college) and #18 (which retired, but Frank Tripucka’s has said it would be an honor for the number to be unretired for Manning).
As more details and contract information comes in, we will update the site.