FOLKS IN DENVER are coming down with what appears to be a serious case of Peyton Manning fever.
First it was all of the fans wearing Indianapolis Colts jerseys at last night’s Denver Nuggets game.
And now we have the front page of today’s Denver Post dedicated almost entirely to Manning, and with a headline font size usually reserved for moon landings and presidential assassinations.
Manning is set to be introduced as the Denver Broncos new quarterback at a 3pm press conference today now that his deal is finalized, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
The deal is worth $96 million over five years, Schefter says.
Sources have told Andrew Brandt of National Football Post and ESPN that Peyton is set to make $18 million in the first year of the deal.
Brandt also adds that there is an injury waiver for 2013, the second year of the deal, based on Manning passing a physical.
– Cork Gaines & Lorenzo Arguello