The Denver Broncos will inquire about free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning, according to the Denver Post.
Despite the emergence of Tim Tebow, and John Elway’s recent comments designed to clarify his confidence in the quarterback, sources tell the Post that the Broncos will in fact place a call to Manning’s agent, Tom Condon, in order to gauge their chances. Last season Tebow, a second year quarterback, helped lead the Broncos to a playoff berth and a first round victory.
Manning was released by the Indianapolis Colts earlier today after owner Jim Irsay made the decision to completely rebuild the franchise from the bottom up following a 2-14 season. The move marked the end of an era in which Manning compiled 54,828 passing yards and 399 touchdowns. He was the number one overall pick by the Colts in 1998, and has been a four-time NFL MVP. In 2006, he led the Colts to a Super Bowl Championship, where he was named Most Valuable Player. The Broncos finished 8-8 last year after Tebow sparked the team to a 7-4 record to end the season. Some, however, have questioned his overall ability to get better as a passer.