DENVER (AP) - The big deal is done. Peyton Manning is a Denver
A person familiar with negotiations says that Manning and the
Broncos completed his five-year contract worth about $96 million on
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Manning is to
be introduced at a news conference at Broncos headquarters later.
The agreement ends a wild chase for perhaps the most valued free
agent in the history of the NFL, a quarterback who has won an
unprecedented four league MVP awards and took the Indianapolis
Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2007.
It also represents a huge coup for Broncos executive and Hall of
Fame QB John Elway, and could spell the end of young quarterback
Tim Tebow's career in Denver.
ESPN and the NFL Network first reported on the completion of the