He's a Bronco. He really is. Peyton Manning was introduced to Broncos Country today via a spectacular press conference live from Dove Valley.
We will never see anything like that again: one Hall of Fame QB introducing another, welcoming him to his team. It was magical. Truly wonderful. An historic day for the franchise and for Denver, Colorado.
Elway and Manning not only carried themselves like legends - they connected with the fans in ways nobody could have expected.
The Tebow Taliban should be satiated. Both men addressed the issue of Tim Tebow with decorum and class, leaving no doubt that their admiration for #15 was sincere.
They touched on Manning's health. They talked about his decision.
John Elway gleamed with pride and excitement. He deserved to. The Manning signing is unprecedented and may never be eclipsed in terms of the immediate impact it can have on the team.
Manning is the most cerebral QB of all time, almost the precise opposite of the young man who will have preceded him as the Broncos' starter.
The media applauded Manning, even though they aren't supposed to. The atmosphere was such that they couldn't help themselves.
The most tumultuous two weeks in Denver Sports History finally ended today - with a presser for the ages.