DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos fans are responding with strong emotions to the news that Peyton Manning will join the Broncos.
Immediate excitement was the reaction for many fans on Monday morning after the announcement, including one male fan in Englewood.
“It’s excellent news. I think it’s incredible to have a guy like John Elway and a guy like Peyton Manning working together next season. It will be excellent football.”
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Other fans weren’t so sure about what will happen to Tim Tebow, who quickly became a favorite in Denver despite constant criticism about his throwing ability.
“I don’t have a problem with Peyton Manning coming but I think we should be loyal to Tim Tebow and have Peyton Manning teach Tebow a few things,” said a female fan in Englewood. “But to get rid of Tebow? I’m a Tebow fan, so I go where he goes. And there are a lot of us out there who feel that way because my phone started to blow up as soon as the information came out. So it’s sad. It’s really sad.”
Even the governor had a gut reaction to the news. He said in an interview with CBS4 that he’s thrilled by Manning’s decision but he also favors the Broncos possibly keeping Tebow on the roster.
“Having Peyton Manning playing for Denver is one of the greatest things any football fan could want if you’re a Denver fan, right? Think about how many national games we’re going to get. We’re going to get the great matchups and we’re going to be on national TV,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said. “Sports Authority Field at Mile High is going to be going crazy.”
“I love Tim Tebow and I hope there’s a way that it’s worthwhile for him in his mind that he’s got a couple years here to learn from Peyton Manning.”