Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway spoke yesterday at the NFL Scouting Combine and had some interesting quotes regarding his veteran quarterback.
Elway refuses to lock Manning into a timetable to make final decision: "He's got all the time he wants."— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) February 19, 2015
Despite Manning's salary of $19 million for the upcoming season being guaranteed on March 9th, general Manager John Elway, said there is no firm deadline on the quarterback's decision to play, or not, in 2015.
There’s no rush. I told Peyton after the year that when I thought about it I took my time. When you think about what you want to do, take your time. So he’s got all the time he wants."
Elway then reiterated that they are "hopeful" that Manning returns next season, and that they want him back.
Denver NFL regional combine:
Broncos 2015 NFL Draft interests tracker
•Mile High ReportThis is an updating list of players the Denver Broncos have been connected to ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft, whether that's pro day visits, private workouts, Senior Bowl interviews, Combine interviews or rumored interest.
What: NFL Regional Combines serve as a supplement to the NFL’s National Scouting Combine and provide an opportunity for current draft eligible players to display their skills before veteran NFL talent evaluators.
Standouts at NFL Regional Combines will be invited to attend the NFL Super Regional Combine. At the Super Regional, players will have an additional opportunity to work out and showcase their talents in front of current NFL team scouts and player personnel directors.
This event is part of the NFL Combine Series under the NFL Football Development platform.
Where: Broncos Field House at Dove Valley (13403 Broncos Parkway, Englewood, CO 80112) Media workspace will be available on Level 3 of field house. WHEN: Saturday, February 21 Defensive workouts begin at 8:30 A.M. Offensive workouts start at 1:30 P.M.
Misc: Workouts will be open for viewing by credentialed media. Interviews with Combine participants will be available following both sessions.
The Chargers and Raiders sharing a stadium in LA?:
It was reported late last night that the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have proposed shared NFL stadium In Carson.
The other cleat has dropped. -- Chargers, Raiders propose shared NFL stadium in Carson http://t.co/iXgIQ1rfqh— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) February 20, 2015
The two teams released a joint statement regarding the announcement.
We have both been working in our home markets to find a stadium solution for many years, so far unsuccessfully.
We remain committed to continuing to work in our home markets throughout 2015 to try to find publicly acceptable solutions to the long-term stadium issue.
We also both understand and respect the NFL’s relocation process, and we intend to adhere strictly to the relocation procedures that the League has set forth for Los Angeles.
In particular, we respect the right of the NFL’s owners to decide on all Los Angeles-related relocation issues and understand that any relocation application that is filed for Los Angeles must obtain the approval of three-fourths of the NFL’s owners.
Both teams have kept the NFL owners’ committee on Los Angeles, and the Commissioner, fully informed about our joint efforts.
We are pursuing this stadium option in Carson for one straightforward reason: If we cannot find a permanent solution in our home markets, we have no alternative but to preserve other options to guarantee the future economic viability of our franchises.
In short, for the remainder of 2015, we intend to move down two tracks simultaneously:
On track one, we will continue to work in our home markets to find permanent stadium solutions that are publicly acceptable.
On track two, we will work in Carson to preserve our options, and the future economic viability of our franchises, in the event that our efforts in our local markets fail.
Throughout this process we will respect the rules and procedures set forth by the League and defer completely to the ultimate decision of the NFL’s owners.
Could the Broncos be heading to LA twice a year in the near future?
- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says that he is "still uneasy" about rejoining the team.
- The Indianapolis Colts apparently alerted the NFL to deflated balls before AFC title game.
- Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer apologises for the teams texting scandal.
- The Green Bay Packers are trying to reach a deal with wide receiver Randall Cobb.
- Seattle Seahawks General Manager John Schneider would not be surprised if running back Marshawn Lynch retires this offseason.
- Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane suffered a torn ACL as well as a compound wrist fracture during the Super Bowl.
- Talks between the Buffalo Bills and pass rusher Jerry Hughes are reportedly heating up.
- The on the field portion of the NFL Combine kicks off tomorrow with the offensive line and tight end prospects participating in on the field drills.
- Quarterback Marcus Mariorta has "no doubts" that he will have success in the NFL.
- Domestic Charges against New Orleans Saints pass rusher Junior Galette have been dropped.