I would be very hesitant to make a move such as this for a couple of reasons. In my view, Manning should be signed by a team that is already in a championship window that is about to close. Basically, a team that has the talent it needs, just needs a little something extra to put them over the top. The New York Jets would be a good fit I think. The Broncos on the other hand, are still a couple of years from even entering a championship window. I don't see the benefit of bringing in a guy like Manning, who has maybe two or three good years left, while at the same time shipping off a young guy who if he develops like we hope, can potentially be the future of the franchise for the next ten years. I can't help feeling that if we were to do this, we would just miss contending for a title. I think it will take another couple of years before we have the pieces in place for a serious title run, and like I said, Manning probably only has a couple of good seasons left. And when he retired, we would be left starting over at the QB position yet again.
I have read a lot of different theories, both here and in the MSM and on other blog sites, regarding what we should do at QB. One of the most popular ideas is to bring in Peyton Manning and trade Tebow to whoever will give us the most for him, probably Jacksonville. I am not crazy about this plan. Join me after the jump and I'll explain.
All of what I said above also hinges on whether or not Manning can stay healthy. While I have read all of the reports I am sure all of you have, regarding Manning's recovery and how there is no risk of additional injury, you still have to wonder. Additionally, Manning is no longer young. The older a player gets the more inclined to injury they are.
If we were talking Peyton Manning from three years ago, this would be a no brainer. Without a doubt, he has been consistently one of the top two or three QBs in the league his whole career up until his injury. But there is too much doubt, too much risk, especially since we are not yet ready to compete for a Super Bowl. And others may disagree with me, but I don't think that Peyton Manning puts us over the top at this point, particularly when you consider the question marks surrounding his rehab.