Broncos QB Peyton Manning Living in Shanahan's Denver House

Zachary JamesCorrespondent IJune 8, 2012

ENGLEWOOD, CO - MAY 21:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws during organized team activities at Dove Valley on May 21, 2012 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Peyton Manning is taking over the Mile High City with every move he makes.

He arrived in Denver to take over the quarterback position from Tim Tebow. Now, he's taking over the living quarters of former head coach Mike Shanahan. Well, temporarily, anyway.

According to the Associated Press, Manning made these arrangements through Shanahan, who is now head coach of the Washington Redskins. The 35,000-square-foot house is located in Cherry Hills Village in the Denver area. It has all of the amenities a celebrity or athlete's big mansion should have.

The house has a bowling alley, a conservatory, a kids arcade, two bridges and a guest house that takes up more space than the average house would consume. There are four bedrooms in the downstairs alone. Also, the Mannings will never go cold as six fireplaces are in the mansion. Fit for a king—or a head coach.

This house has a lot of football history other than Shanahan living in it. Before selling his previous house to a friend for an undisclosed amount in 2008, Janet Elway (former wife of John Elway) owned the land.

Just as Shanahan was set to move into the recently constructed home, he was fired. In a case of bad luck, the house was almost done at the time, but so were the Broncos with Shanahan. Even though career changes took Shanahan away from Denver, he still kept his Denver home.

If Denver fans are up in arms about Manning living in the home of the Broncos' former play-caller, it's wasted energy. Denver and Washington play as regularly as the Olympics come around; the two teams are in different conferences.

Shanahan has done many things for the team he won a couple rings with, as well as the city of Denver. Shanahan went out of his way to help out the newest Broncos quarterback.

Manning might have to use his new guest house when the Redskins come to Denver.

If Shanahan has been successful on the field while living in his Cherry Hills Village home, who says Manning can't find some success as well?