We knew that Manning and the Broncos were going to join forces, but we didn't know what it would cost to get a deal done. Until now.
Filed to ESPN: Denver and Petyon Manning reached agreement on a five-year, $96 million contract. Manning introduced as QB at 3 pm ET.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2012
ESPN broke the news we will all be talking about for the next few weeks. Chris Mortensen dropped this simple tweet before all hell broke loose.
Manning to Broncos...more coming on Espn— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 19, 2012
Then came this from Adam Schefter:
More filed to ESPN: And now that Peyton Manning has directed his agent to get deal done with Denver, Broncos will try to trade Tim Tebow.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2012
OK, Twitter. Lose your minds.
Arash Markazi makes a great point. Forget trading Tebow, just bring him out like a loser in every game and watch the world have their faces melt off.
Can you imagine how much bigger Tebow would be if he came out of a bullpen in the fourth quarter with entrance music?— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 19, 2012
Jimmy Traina reminds us that even the most middling of players will now be remarkable.
I don't think any fantasy football player in history has had their value go up more in one day than @EricDecker87's did today.— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) March 19, 2012
Faux John Madden reports on deals happening everywhere.
Jesus just traded his Broncos #15 jersey for a Broncos #18.— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) March 19, 2012
Dan Rubenstein reminds us that the Denver area is good for some huge news every decade or so.
The last time the mountain time zone had the sports spotlight shone this bright on them, Kobe sold Shaq out.— Dan Rubenstein (@Dan_Rubenstein) March 19, 2012
Rick Reilly chimes in with some Reilly fodder for the masses.
Feel a little bad for Tebow, but it's best if he goes. When you're second string behind Manning, you get one practice snap per month.— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) March 19, 2012
Is the ring Kobe bought for Vanessa available? Because the Niners may want to give it to Alex Smith.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) March 19, 2012
Good luck in Miami, Tim Tebow!!— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) March 19, 2012
The 49ers have some explaining to do. The Fake ESPN has some ideas for head coach Jim Harbaugh.
BREAKING: Jim Harbaugh sends chocolates and flowers to Alex Smith's house, and an airplane banner reading "Will you re-sign with me?"— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) March 19, 2012
If your name happens to be Tim Tebow, now would not be the time to read Twitter feeds. Pro Football Talk reports on comments made by Ryan Clady.
Broncos' Ryan Clady: Peyton Manning is just better than Tim Tebow wp.me/p14QSB-1H8o— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 19, 2012
Chris Steuber wants you Miami faithful to take a deep breath, because it is all going to be alright.
Hey #Dolphins fans, at least you have South Beach. Look around, plenty of great views; I don't have to explain, 'nuff said. Could be worse!— Chris Steuber (@ChrisSteuber) March 19, 2012
Jay Glazer reports on the wonder that is going to Denver Broncos and pretty much getting what you want.
Peyton felt he needed to throw all his time into rehabbing & there simply isnt enough hours in the day to rehab AND learn whole new offense— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 19, 2012
I have to agree with Trey Wingo, because I need to hear this phone call.
Hi Alex? This is Jim, can we talk? #ninerphonecallswedlovetoeavesdropon— trey wingo (@wingoz) March 19, 2012
Willis McGahee reads the situation right. The big man is off the market, meaning it is all about to very much go down.
To all my free agents across the nfl, I think u know what time it is. It's about to go down...— Willismcgahee (@WillisMcGahee) March 19, 2012
Yes, Shannon Sharpe. Tebowing has worked in this case, but not for the one man named Tim Tebow.
Broncos got manning. I guess that Tebowing really works.Congrats to the entire Bronco Nation.Yeessssssssssssss— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) March 19, 2012
We can expect things get a little old timey and a little Apocalyptic with Old Hoss Radbourn.
And the Prophet from the Dome hath ousted the Messiah from his sanctuary in Denver. The scourge of Holy War looms upon this land.— Old Hoss Radbourn (@OldHossRadbourn) March 19, 2012
Shannon Sharpe wants to get the band back together, minus the lead singer.
There you have it, the biggest news in the world brought to you by Twitter.
Peyton Manning is coming to Denver, which means Broncos fans can now feel confident that a Super Bowl is as close as ever.
Tebow-Mania has been extinguished and Manning-Mania takes over, and this is only the beginning.