Peyton Manning’s “ripple effect” changes course of four NFL quarterbacks

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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) is pressured by New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich in an AFC Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Peyton Manning has made his choice as the news broke hours ago that he decided to continue his career with the Denver Broncos, choosing them over the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers.

There could be a variety of reasons he chose Denver — rapport with Elway and Fox, good receiving core headlined by Demaryius Thomas, a budding defense, and good ground game – but it’s probably quite simpler than just these things as to why.

Manning signing with the Broncos keeps him in the AFC and out of the way of little brother Eli Manning, who of course plays in the NFC for the New York Giants – keeping alive the chances we see a Manning vs. Manning Superbowl in the future.

But more importantly Denver will let Peyton take control of the offense, essentially carbon copying his style that he played in with the Colts for all those years.

That of course mean free agent tight end Dallas Clark will surely be signed, and who knows, maybe a reunion with center Jeff Saturday is in the works as well.

Now that Peyton has made his decision the bottleneck on quarterbacks has been eased, and four NFL quarterbacks around the league have either benefited, or not, from the so-called “ripple” effect of his decision to sign with the Broncos.

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