(DENVER) — After a 14-year career with the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning will have a new home in Denver.
On Tuesday, the Broncos and Manning agreed on a five-year $96 million contract. Manning, who told his agent Tom Condon to get a deal done with the Broncos on Monday, finalized the deal on Tuesday morning.
“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my playing career for the Denver Broncos,” Manning said at a press conference. “I can tell this organization is committed to winning. This truly is a special football environment and I am glad to be a part of it.”
The 35-year-old quarterback will now front a team who last year was led into the playoffs by quarterback and national sensation Tim Tebow. Sources say that Denver will try and ship Tebow elsewhere.
After meeting with the 49ers, Cardinals, Dolphins, and Titans, Manning felt most comfortable in the Mile High City with former Broncos’ hall of fame quarterback John Elway who is now the team’s executive vice president of football operations.
“I am thrilled to be here and looking forward to meeting my new teammates and do everything I can to help this franchise win another Super Bowl,” said Manning, who will wear the formerly retired No. 18 jersey of former Broncos quarterback Fran Tripucka.
Manning turns 36-years-old on Saturday.
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