Peyton Manning goes from Colts to Broncos; decides on Denver
An expanded report from Mortensen and Adam Schefter indicates that Manning called Broncos VP of Operations John Elway on Monday morning to inform him
of the decision. Manning also called the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans, the other two teams in the running for Manning's services, to
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Manning threw for Elway and a large group of Broncos and executives and coaches on Friday in North Carolina, and Elway was impressed.
"We enjoyed visiting with Peyton today in N.C.," Elway tweeted on Friday. "He threw the ball great and looked very comfortable out there. 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."
Manning and Elway first discussed the parameters of a contract during a March 9 meeting in Denver, and firmed things up at last Friday's throwing
session. Denver was Manning's first destination after he was released by the Colts on March 7, and the Broncos were persistent through the process
when they had to be. Manning has instructed Condon to avoid any future negotiations with any other teams to avoid the perception that he's trying to
get any additional financial leverage.