3/16/2012 6:35:58 PM
Manning threw passes for the Broncos on Friday at Duke University and at least
one member of the viewing party walked away impressed.
John Elway, the former Broncos quarterback and current executive vice
president of football operations, took to Twitter afterward to express his
pleasure about how the workout unfolded.
"We enjoyed visiting with Peyton today in N.C. He threw the ball great and
looked very comfortable out there," Elway wrote.
"Watching him throw today was the next step in this important process for our
team and Peyton. It was a productive visit and went well."
The Broncos, of course, made the playoffs last season with fan-favorite Tim
Tebow under center, although Elway had to work to dispel the perception he
wasn't sold on the second-year quarterback.
While the Broncos showed increased interest, another team said it was out of
the running altogether to land Manning, the future Hall of Famer who recently
parted ways with the Indianapolis Colts after sitting out his 14th season
because of multiple neck surgeries.
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Friday that "acquiring Peyton Manning
is no longer an option for us."
Not only did the team declare itself out, it also exercised Kevin Kolb's $7
million roster bonus.
Manning had made a visit to Cardinals headquarters last weekend.