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Let's begin with the most obvious plan and say that Caleb Hanie will be handed the reins first if Peyton Manning cannot play.
Love the move, or hate the move, the Denver Broncos decided they liked Hanie enough to bring him in as the primary backup to Peyton Manning. Still, the overarching belief is that Denver has no intention of seeing anyone but Manning at quarterback, and that is why they did not spend much on a backup.
However, if tragedy befalls the Broncos, then it wold be logical to see Hanie come in first considering he will have the most experience with the new offense.
The Broncos are hoping that they see more of the "Heroic Hanie" who almost brought the Bears back in the NFC Championship two years ago, as opposed to the "Turnover-Happy Hanie" who cost the Bears a shot at the playoffs last season.