BREAKING: Peyton Manning Chooses Denver Broncos
ESPN is reporting that Pro Bowl quarterback Peyton Manning has chosen the Denver Broncos as his new home under center. Manning has instructed his agent Tom Condon to put together a deal with the team. Sources are also indicating that the Broncos will trade Tim Tebow when a deal with Manning is complete.
A contract between the two sides is expected to be a formality. Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway and Manning first discussed the parameters of a five-year, $95 million contract during their March 9 meeting in Denver, the first time the quarterback visited a team during his free agency.
Elway then told Manning during the Friday, March 16 trip to Durham, N.C. -- where the quarterback has done the majority of his training -- that he wanted to finalize a contract "fair to both sides." Neither side expects any hangups.