INDIANAPOLIS- Denver Broncos Executive VP and General Manager John Elway met the media today at the NFL Scouting Combine, and said no decision on the future of Peyton Manning has been reached yet.
“I met with Peyton a couple of nights ago," Elway said. "We had a good talk. As I said after the game, we’re going to give him as much time as he needs, and he still needs some more time. We’re going to afford him that time. He’s deserved that after 18 years in this league. To be able to afford him that time to figure out what he wants to do, we’ll continue to do that. That’s where we left it. We’ll stay in touch and in the next week or two we’ll get back together. 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. We really want him to be able to enjoy that and give him that time. He’s deserved that. We’ll continue to respect that.”
Elway also said he would like to have Brock Osweiler back as quarterback next season, although there's no rush to sign the free agent until the Broncos know what Peyton Manning is going to do.
“We’re really not in a hurry. Everything is still real fluid," said Elway. "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. With that in mind, also affording Peyton the time that he deserves, we’re not in any rush. Like you said, there are 12 days. We don’t feel like we’re in a rush there. We’ll continue to give Peyton that time and continue to work with Brock and try to get something done with Brock.”
Elway also updated the contract situation with Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller.
“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.”