Evans Clinchy
Friday March 16th, 2012

We knew all along that the Denver Broncos were interested in Peyton Manning, but now we've got a good idea of just how interested -- they've offered the aging quarterback $60 million over five years, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

It's a dazzling amount of money for a quarterback who's coming off of multiple neck surgeries and turning 36 next week, and it proves just how serious the Broncos are about making Manning a Bronco.

But before they make the offer official, the Broncos want to get in one quick workout with the former Indianapolis Colts QB to check him out physically. A large Broncos contingent landed in North Carolina this morning, including exec John Elway, head coach John Fox and head trainer Steve Antonopulos. It's still unknown whether the Broncos are Manning's first choice -- he's also still considering the Tennessee Titans as a very serious possibility, and he hasn't made it clear which team leads the race.

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