With Julius Thomas about to hit pay dirt elsewhere, the Denver Broncos needed a better blocker and cheaper option, and coach Gary Kubiak knew just the guy.
With fewer holes and shallower pockets this time around, John Elway watched big names leaving Denver for a change -Julius Thomas to Jacksonville, Orlando Franklin to San Diego – in the frenzied opening hours of free agency Tuesday.
If the Denver Broncos’ 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday.
Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler will have to wait even longer for his turn. Multiple media reports on Wednesday say that Peyton Manning has agreed to take a $4 million pay cut and will play in Denver at least another year.
The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly $12.8 million next season and buying them more time to work out a long-term deal.
It looks as if it’s going to come down to money within the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning’s contract.
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak on Wednesday debunked any notion that he’d push Peyton Manning into running the rollout-heavy offense the coach is most comfortable with.
A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Peyton Manning huddled with Broncos general manager John Elway on Thursday to talk about his future in football. No decision was announced on whether Manning would return in 2015 or retire.
Wade Phillips has lost neither his passion nor his esprit. Both are on full display, along with his trademark confidence, as he begins his second stint as defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos.
New offensive coordinator Rick Dennison says the Denver Broncos are in “no rush” to get an answer from Peyton Manning about his plans for 2015.