Calm down Broncos fans, there’s no way Peyton’s going anywhere before the start of the 2015 season. These ridiculous rumors started a few days ago because one reporter heard that the Houston Texans called to ask John Elway what the “going rate” for Peyton Manning was.
Elway (in my head) calmly laughed his ass off while smoking a cigar and replied with, “what’s more than the kitchen sink?”. Then he hung up the phone and painted a picture of himself shirtless riding a Bull while hurling a thunderbolt at a cartoonish defensive back in a Raiders uniform.
After the Houston Texans smoke was reported by a Twatter (sports reporter who tweets too much bad info), the Denver news ran with it like their cowboy hat was on fire (click here).
After the issued denial about trade rumors, the media ran with it even more. Cause we all know that where there’s a denial, there’s a story. But this one isn’t true to that form by any means. I could go through a million reasons why this is ridiculous, but here’s the #1 reason:
- John Elway wants to win a Super Bowl right now. It’s obvious, he’s moving players around the last two years like he’s my drunk uncle Scott in his first fantasy football season. Peyton Manning is STILL a top 5 Quarterback in the NFL, who would you possibly replace him with right now to make the Broncos better? You don’t win a Super Bowl in Denver without Peyton Manning, at least for the foreseeable future.