Hey Peyton Manning, That Was Stupid!
So Peyton Manning found a team to play for next season. We’re not all that surprised that it came this quick. However, once the smoke clears from the fireworks that John Elway set off for Manning in Tim Tebow‘s backyard, Manning will see that the Broncos really ain’t sh*t.
Manning choosing Denver snubs the idea that the future hall-of-famer could have perhaps won a Super Bowl should he have signed with the San Francisco 49ers. How fun would it have been to whip passes to Vernon Davis, Randy Moss, Mario Manningham, and Michael Crabtree while the Niners defense would have gobbled up foes every Sunday? But that’s not what Manning wanted. Instead, he gives Tim Tebow the mushface and takes over a decrepit Broncos team that doesn’t really have anything.
Furthermore, you don’t even know what you’re getting with Manning. Could he be awesome? Sure. But his greatness could be dragged down to decent-ness if Demaryius Thomas doesn’t pan out to be a star. The run-first offense will see some immediate upheaval with Manning under center but I’m confused as to how Manning figured that this would give him a legitimate chance to win another Super Bowl. It feels like the pieces don’t fit. Especially considering what the team did with Tim Tebow last season. Now you go from playing run-it-in-your-face football to whatever the hell it is that Manning wants to do.
Sure, the AFC West looks like the Broncos can just walk in and walk away with the title, but that doesn’t mean much when you have teams like the New England Patriots, the ever improving Houston Texans, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Pittsburgh Steelers lurking about.
Maybe John Elway has a plan to surround Manning with some major talent? Maybe Manning knows something we don’t. Maybe Peyton just really wanted to get his check. Who knows. But I simply don’t see the Broncos becoming legit contenders.
That was dumb…