Report: Peyton Manning to Visit Denver Broncos, Apocalypse to Ensue

Brendan O'HareContributor IMarch 9, 2012

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 26:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos meet at midfield after the game at INVESCO Field at Mile High on September 26, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Colts defeated the Broncos 27-13  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Sometime Friday, Peyton Manning will sit down and meet with various coaches and players of the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN, setting the stage for what could possibly be the biggest football story of the past 10 years, whether you like it or not.

Denver is where Tim Tebow plays, and as everyone has an opinion about Tim Tebow, endless words will be written and spoken if Peyton comes in and steals his job.

Obviously, the meeting is nothing more than casual acquaintance-making, as Manning is really there to just familiarize himself with the organization and the "geography" (like a high school senior going on a college tour to see which school is "right for him").

Peyton's journey across America will be all gooey and romanticized—the story of a lost boy trying to find a new home.

Again, Denver is not the frontrunner just because they are being visited first; far from it in fact, as Peyton still has almost a dozen more teams to visit before he makes his final decision that will send ESPN and America into a tizzy.

However, the fact that he is visiting Denver at all, much less first, is intriguing due to the people involved. 

There is no protagonist or antagonist in the potential battle between Manning and Tebow, as public opinion is so based upon the opinion of Tebow.

It's a nice storyline to start off what could be the most heavily-covered free-agent signing in NFL history. If Tim Tebow is involved, well, that's just a bonus.