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Remembering Peyton Manning’s switch

Amidst all of the hoopla about Tom Brady going to the Bucs, we can’t help but remember Peyton Manning’s change and what it meant.

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Looking through the news today, the leading article stood out. I’m not one for podcasts personally, but I couldn’t help but give SI’s story a listen...and I wasn’t disappointed even a little bit.

The news right now is just stuffed with TB this or Brady Bucs that. I can’t help but constantly think of that magical season when Manning joined the Broncos and kinda smirk.

If you have the time, give their podcast a listen. You’ll get some really interesting notes from SI including an interesting sidenote: had the Broncos not landed Manning, they were going to go after Russel Wilson.

Denver Broncos News:

Peyton Manning: The Cloak and Dagger Free Agent

Before Brady left New England, Peyton Manning’s NFL free agency was one of the most talked about in decades. The quarterback’s choice was shrouded in secrecy, and marked by process that included head coaches wearing disguises, decoy SUVs, and tracking a private jet. Peter King tells SI ‘s Jessica Smetana about some of the best stories from Peyton Manning’s free agency in 2012, and how Manning to the Broncos came to be.

Football forecast: Predicting the Broncos’ Comeback Player of the Year
Our reporters and more than a dozen members of the media weighed in on which Broncos player will be the team's Comeback Player of the Year.

Other NFL News:

Ryan Switzer: Ben Roethlisberger 'let it rip' in throwing session
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NFL chief MD: No timeline for when players can return
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NFL's next great dynasty? Chiefs, Cowboys, Bills among candidates
Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots defined the past two decades of NFL football. But in the wake of the quarterback's relocation to Tampa Bay, which team is most likely to take the torch as the league's next great dynasty? Adam Schein ranks the ca

Dynasty Rankings, Part III: Nos. 31-40 | Football Outsiders
Our dynasty rankings continue, as we enter the Andy Reid Zone. Learn about the best team from the pre-merger AFL, a championship game that spawned half a dozen rules changes, and your defending Super Bowl champs.

NFL's most underappreciated players: One for each NFC team
Cynthia Frelund uses analytics to highlight one underappreciated player on each NFC team from 2019. Is anyone more versatile than Budda Baker? Which high-profile WRs did D.J. Moore outproduce?

Ranking 2020 NFL offseasons from worst to first - Barnwell on the Raiders, Saints, 49ers, more
The Raiders and Chargers spent the past few months making moves like teams that think they can win in 2020.

How Deshaun Watson's next deal impacts Patrick Mahomes
Watson and Mahomes are next in line for record contract extensions, and the Texans and Chiefs must maneuver amid an unpredictable NFL landscape.

Why the three-point stance could become a football thing of the past
Fewer hands in the dirt, fewer head injuries? The two-point stance appears safer for linemen and a better fit for today's game.