Elway: Manning Can Take His Time, Feels Good About Von Miller Negotiations
INDIANAPOLIS (CBS4) - Denver Broncos general manager John Elway spoke at the NFL's annual scouting combine in Indianapolis on Thursday and naturally the topic of Peyton Manning was one of the first questions he fielded.
"I met with Peyton a couple nights ago and we had a good talk, and as I've said after the game we're going to give him as much time as he needs, and he still needs some more time," Elway said. "It's still in his court. We're still going to give him that time. Let him enjoy the win. It's only two and a half weeks since we won."
Elway said the team is in no rush to make a decision on Manning because of Brock Osweiler's status.
"We're really not in a hurry. Everything is still real fluid. We know where Brock is. Brock knows what we have to offer. We still have a great deal of interest in Brock. We'd like to do something with Brock. We'll start down those tracks and we'll start talking to Brock about a new contract and see what we can do there."
But Elway was a little evasive when asked about what the team would do should Manning decide to return saying, "we'll have those discussions."
"Peyton is the same old Peyton that he was. He's 18 years into it and again it's going to come down to what Peyton wants to do. If he wants to go through that grind and wants to (do it) again -- we'll have those discussions. Peyton led us to a World Championship and showed you the championship quarterback that he is."
As for Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, Elway said the team is already in negotiations for a long-term deal.
"We're in discussions with Von. We've exchanged some offers. We continue to be able to meet with his representatives. We feel good about it. Obviously with the career that he's had already and the way that he played this year, we're very hopeful that we'll be able to get something done."
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