The Denver Broncos are meeting right now with Peyton Manning at the team's Dove Valley headquarters, and according to various reports the Broncos will do whatever it takes financially to make a deal happen.
According to the Denver Post, Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen took a red-eye flight from Hawaii last night in order to be at the complex this afternoon when Manning arrived. Bowlen, along with John Elway, John Fox and Brian Xanders are part of a full-court press to get Manning to sign with the Broncos and the Broncos appear ready to use their cap space in order to make Manning a deal he'll have a hard time refusing.
CBS4's Vic Lombardi went further when he tweeted that the meeting between the Broncos and Manning was 'open-ended' and the Broncos hoped to have a contract in Manning's hands when he left, presumably for Arizona and a meeting with the Cardinals.
All this on the heels of the Broncos attending Oklahoma State's Pro Day to take a closer look at quarterback Brandon Weeden who some say might be right after Andrew Luck in terms of NFL readiness. The knock on Weeden, however, is age. At 28, Weeden spent time in professional baseball before going to play football for the Cowboys.
The Broncos are clearly investigating all options in terms of the quarterback position. Where Tim Tebow is in all of this remains a mystery of sorts. What happens in the next 48-72 hours could shed light on that and the future direction of the Denver Broncos - in 2012 and beyond.