Perhaps the most intriguing team in pursuit of Peyton Manning are the Denver Broncos. And there is a pursuit. A fairly hot one, according to a person familiar with the situation. There is also reciprocal interest from Manning.
That doesn't mean this will happen and the odds of Manning joining the Broncos, while possible, are slim. There are two reasons why.
The first is Tim Tebow. I'm told Manning would be uncomfortable with Tebow being on the roster but also doesn't want to be seen as the guy who pushed Tebow out of Denver. The Broncos, I'm told, also don't want to trade Tebow even if Manning joins the team. The Broncos would have to come to some sort of resolution of these two things and it might just be too messy for a resolution to be reached.
There's also this little factoid. Manning is represented by super agent Tom Condon who recently formed a super partnership with another super agent, Jimmy Sexton, as part of a super agency of super agents. It's just one big bowl of super.
In all seriousness, Condon and Sexton are two of the most powerful in the business and, guess who Sexton represents? Yes, he reps Tebow.
So I'm not so sure Condon and Sexton would want their powerful clients in competition.
But keep this in mind: John Elway, pretty super himself at one point in his career, wants Manning badly. That is a fact and he's going to try and make this work.
The chances, though, remain slim. Yet I will say if there's one thing I've learned about Elway is never doubt him. The city of Cleveland would likely agree with me.