The silliness of the Peyton Manning trade rumors that were reported on yesterday awoke my inner troll. Let's review the drama as it unfolded on Twitter yesterday and inject a little meme fun to characterize each player in this saga.
For the record, I couldn't care less if the rumors are true or false. Any player has a price and it looks like the Houston Texans were not willing to pay what the Denver Broncos felt Peyton Manning was worth. So if anything, the narrative should be "Texans think Manning isn't worth very much," not "OMG Broncos hate Manning!"
So with that in mind, let's make fun of the entire situation by associating each tweet with its own meme, shall we? Scroll slowly, as it's important you read the tweet BEFORE you see the meme. :)
#Broncos attempted to trade Peyton Manning this off-season to the Houston #Texans per more than one source in position to know. (1/2)— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) June 23, 2015
2/2 Certain elements of Broncos organization wanted Osweiler era to begin this season.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) June 23, 2015
Here's one for the record - The speculation is false, and your report is inaccurate. https://t.co/Epge4WkOrX— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) June 24, 2015
From agent Tom Condon to PFT: "Neither the Texans, the Broncos, or Peyton Manning ever talked to me about a trade anywhere."— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 24, 2015
Did some digging on the Peyton story. According to my sources, the Broncos never tried to trade him. Certainly tried to cut more salary.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) June 24, 2015
Sorry this took so long, but I wanted to talk with 3 Texans sources I trust about Manning report. All tell me it's not true.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) June 24, 2015
Let's get this straight: Guy who's radio station is no longer on air reports Peyton Manning trade to Houston. And it spreads. What a biz.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) June 24, 2015
They called me a liar on Foles/Rams (happened next day), Fairley (same day), Harvin, Cromartie, Crabtree (weeks later), Harbaugh etc.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) June 24, 2015
That about sums up the drama yesterday and it's us bloggers who are the crazy ones. Well OK, maybe that's still true. Now for the daily Broncos news ya'll have been waiting for.
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