Peyton Manning will be a Bronco…
Meaning that Denver will join Houston and New England as favorites to go to next year’s Super Bowl from the AFC. The Kansas City Chiefs – who had already been picked by many, even at ESPN to win the west – have now been demoted to wild card hopefuls.
What a difference one player can make when his name is MANNING.
The Chiefs have made some nice off season moves including picking up offensive tackle Eric Winston, a very good lineman. And we had no real solid tight end, so the Chiefs bought Kevin Boss, another very good player. The Chiefs also may have caught a break in signing back up quarterback Brady Quinn as well as the more than dependable running back Peyton Hillis from Cleveland. Hillis and Quinn had worked with Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel in the past and he was a fan of both.
So yeah, the Chiefs got some needed help.
With a wounded running back and a tight end who’s never healthy, these were great moves.
Seven years ago Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson even considered moving up in the draft to get Quinn because Brady was expected to be a franchise quarterback. Thus far he’s fallen way short, but he still has talent and surely is a better back up to Cassel.
The bad news is that if Manning stays healthy it’s likely an already good Denver team will win 12 or more games and the AFC West division.
The Chiefs could still – with a good defense and an improved offense be a 10 game winner – maybe 11. But Vegas has them at 9 and that sounds more likely.
Much heralded Denver QB Tim Tebow will be traded more than likely. John Elway never liked the guy or so it seems. Jacksonville makes sense to me for Tim.
Besides Jockey has his back…and front.
The sponsor said they would keep Tebow on as spokesman on all their ads. "We had him before he signed an NFL contract, so we will stick with him no matter what," the company says.
At least for now anyways.
You have to wonder why Manning wouldn’t even talk to Clark Hunt and the Chiefs.
That can’t be a good sign – no respect for this team’s owner and general manager.
Manning said he picked Denver over 49er’s because he trusted their owner and he liked John Elway.