The word is coming from the best sources in the NFL, so there’s little doubt in reporting that the Peyton Manning sweepstakes has been decided. That makes the AFC West a lot more interesting (and frustrating if you’re a Chiefs fan). That’s because Manning has chosen to reportedly play in Mile High Stadium for the Denver Broncos according to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.
Manning visited the team as his first stop on the tour that also took him to Nashville to spend time with the Titans and Phoenix to spend time with Ken Whisenhunt and the Cardinals. The Denver Broncos recently took most of their key front office and coaching personnel to Duke University to watch Manning work out and the reports were positive. Contract rumors were floating in recent days and the Broncos have always been “in” as one of the finalists in every media report.
However, the 49ers in recent days had become a surprise entry, so it’s interesting that the reports are sticking with the original team that many considered to be the favorite. This certainly changes the landscape of the division and we’ll report more when we have it.
For more on Manning, Tebow and the Denver quarterback situation, check out the SB Nation storystream here.