|It looks like everybody in the organization but Tim Tebow showed up to watch Peyton Manning. (Getty Images)|
So here's what we know: the Broncos flew to North Carolina Friday to watch Peyton Manning work out at Duke University. After the show was over, a team source told the Denver Post's Mike Klis that "We're still in it. We don't know. We'll know more over the weekend."
Oh, one more thing: the Broncos reportedly have offered Manning a five-year deal worth roughly $90 million. An NFL source told Klis that the teams left in the Chase for Peyton are all comfortable working off Manning's previous contract with the Colts, which -- you guessed it -- was for five years and $90 million.
The biggest difference between Indy and whoever lands Manning? He's had four surgeries on his neck and it's still not clear if he can take a hit. But Manning assuaged some of those concerns with his Friday workout. Afterwards, Broncos executive John Elway seemed impressed.
We enjoyed visiting with Peyton today in N.C. He threw the ball great and looked very comfortable out there.— John Elway (@johnelway) March 16, 2012
Watching him throw today was the next step in this important process for our team and Peyton. It was a productive visit and went well.— John Elway (@johnelway) March 16, 2012
And while Tim Tebow probably isn't happy about recent developments, one AFC West quarterback would love to see Peyton in Denver.
|Remember this? It was six months ago. (AP)|
“All (of a) sudden, at least from a media's perspective, it would become a division that's not lost in the shuffle like it's been in years past. I kind of hope that that's the case just because it's always fun to play a Peyton Manning-led football team.
"To play him twice a year that would be a battle like crazy to win the division," Rivers continued. "I hope it happens. One thing you know about him, he's going to be thorough and make the best decision for him that gives him the best chance to go win. And if that ends up being Denver then it will be exciting.”
Chargers head coach Norv Turner, who somehow avoided losing his job in January, might feel differently.
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