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Mile High Salute to Peyton Manning on his induction into the Broncos Ring of Fame

Thank you PFM for four incredible and unforgettable years.

Good morning, Broncos Country!

When the news hit that Peyton Manning was coming to the Denver Broncos, there was a rush of disbelieved euphoria.

Over five years since his retirement from the Broncos and the NFL, that sense is still present, at least for me. Not so much because the franchise has been a dumpster fire since he retired, but because it actually happened. We got to watch one of the greatest players in NFL history play for the Broncos.

When PFM signed in Denver, it was very much like the current Broncos. They were lost deep in the woods with no compass to get them back. And then No. 18 showed up. As I said when he retired, he brought a single emotion back to a franchise and fanbase starved to feel it again — hope.

The four years Manning played in Denver are arguably the best in franchise history. The stats, the plays, the joy, the wins, the memories, the hope. But what Manning did off the field was much more impressive. He brought that word again to people who had no reason to feel it.

As Manning’s place in the Ring of Fame is celebrated today, I’m still in disbelief I got to watch him play in Denver.

Congrats on your induction into the Broncos Ring of Fame and thank you for all you did and continue to do for the Broncos and Denver community.

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