With another Super Bowl championship in the books, the Denver Broncos are now turning to their attention to offseason issues. There are many players to consider in free agency—including 16 unrestricted free agents on the roster.
However, one player's future could have a domino effect on the rest of the team.
Quarterback Peyton Manning has the opportunity to ride off into the sunset as a league champion after defeating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. It’s a chance that most players in the NFL don’t get, but we don’t know if Manning is going to retire or not.
Broncos general manager John Elway knows all about going out on top. After winning two Super Bowls in a row, he decided to hang up his cleats for good with his last game being a victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII.
Elway says there’s no rush for Manning to make his decision.
“So you want this decision today?" Elway said. "You think he’s had enough time? (laughing) No, there is no deadline. Again, we’re going to enjoy this, let Peyton enjoy this. I’m sure he’ll sit down with his family and then eventually we’ll talk to him, too, and go through that. There is no timeline for that right now.”
So if there’s no deadline for Manning, what options are possibly facing the Broncos right now?