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RoanokeFan
03-11-2012, 03:22 PM
REPORT: MANNING FAVORS DENVER, BRONCOS WOULD TRADE TEBOW (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/17728016/report-manning-favors-denver-broncos-would-trade-tebow)

"Peyton Manning (/nfl/players/playerpage/12531/peyton-manning)
could be close to choosing his next landing spot after just two stops on his
free-agent tour, ESPN reported Sunday.


Citing sources close to Manning and a competing executive, the report put the
Denver Broncos (/nfl/teams/page/DEN/denver-broncos) in the lead over
Arizona and said Miami and Seattle might not even get the chance to arrange
meetings with Manning. </p>


One source, said to have spoken with Manning before his visit to the
Cardinals, told ESPN "his gut is that Manning is leaning toward Denver." </p>


The Cardinals did get a visit, though, as Manning was in town Saturday night
and remained in the Phoenix area Sunday, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona
Republic. </p>


The Broncos are in better financial position to strike immediately with
nearly $30 million of salary cap space. The Cardinals are currently over the
projected cap of $120.6 million, but could rework contract and release offensive
tackle Levi Brown, who has a 2012 cap number of nearly $17 million, to free as
much as $23 million, according to team sources. </p>


A Cardinals team source told ESPN that Arizona would not go out without a
fight and was prepared to make an aggressive push. </p>


The Broncos won the AFC West with an 8-8 record and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers (/nfl/teams/page/PIT/pittsburgh-steelers) in the
playoffs under quarterback Tim Tebow (/nfl/players/playerpage/1114680/tim-tebow) last year. Tebow
went on an electric run, in which his late-game dramatics won over fans, but
critics have questioned his arm strength. </p>


If Denver lands Manning, Tebow would be traded, with the Jacksonville Jaguars (/nfl/teams/page/JAC/jacksonville-jaguars) in line
to acquire him, a source told Pro Football Network. </p>


The Cardinals finished the season strong, winning seven of their last nine to
finish 8-8 after a 1-6 start. The presence of six-time Pro Bowl receiver Larry
Fitzgerald has also been considered a drawing card for the 36-year-old
quarterback. </p>


Manning was released by the Indianapolis Colts (/nfl/teams/page/IND/indianapolis-colts) in a
tearful press conference and flew from Miami to Denver two days later. </p>


He has been said to favor remaining in the AFC, but hasn't ruled out a
conference switch, according to reports."</p>

giantyankee1976
03-12-2012, 02:10 PM
By no means am I a Tebow-nut, I like the kid's moxie though.

That said, I would love to see Peyton go there.

They have a Defense and his name could draw a few pieces via Free Agency.

Them playing against the Bolts and bloodying their noses would be gratifying for me.

As to Tebow: he better shape up and take a Tight End or H-Back roll, maybe a Tailback.

As to Quinn, the other pretty boy, he better wise up and fix his QBing. I had high hopes for him when he was drafted and thought he might have helped turn the Browns around.

titwio
03-12-2012, 02:18 PM
What is Tebow worth really? What are they going to get...a 5th round pick or something?

Not many teams are going to want a QB who can't pass. If I were Denver I'd keep Tebow as the 2nd string and maybe he'll learn a thing from Peyton and the Bronco fans will be able to keep their #15 jersey's.

giantyankee1976
03-12-2012, 02:23 PM
I don't know that Tim can "learn."

He has arm strength, but accuracy ?

Plus the instincts of a NFL-caliber QB are missing as well.

You got to hand it to the Colleges that run Pro-style offenses or at least Spread.

That Option-Read crap is ONLY decent on the HS and Collegiate levels and in the end, what does it really get you when the QB of such a style is asked and expected to modify himself to be a prototypical NFL QB?