Peyton Manning is the face of the Broncos, so when a Denver radio reporter dropped a bombshell that the 39-year-old quarterback almost was traded to the Houston Texans, people went crazy.
As it turns out, though, Manning becoming a Texan really wasn’t in the cards.
Tom Condon, Manning’s agent, told The Denver Post’s Mike Klis on Tuesday that he had “never spoken to Denver or Houston” about a trade, which Benjamin Allbright reported the Broncos attempted this offseason.
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Allbright’s report, in which he cited “more than one source in position to know,” drew a quick, pointed response from Broncos vice president of public relations Patrick Smyth.
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Regardless, Manning being shipped to Houston makes little sense, even if the team really needs a quarterback. The Texans aren’t Super Bowl bound anytime soon, and Manning wants to win — something he has a better chance of doing in Denver.
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