Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com reports that Broncos president John Elway is “done” with Peyton Manning, and the future Hall of Famer won’t be back with the team, even if he elects to play another year.
According to Campbell, the relationship between Elway and Manning has “deteriorated over the past season, and Elway is ready to move on.”
Sources tell Campbell that backup QB Brock Osweiler is targeting $12 million per year in his next season, but the Broncos would prefer to sign him to a three-year deal with an average salary of $10 million.
Denver would reportedly like Osweiler back next year, Campbell’s sources said that it has to be at a price they are comfortable with.
Campbell adds that even if the Broncos re-sign Osweiler, the possibility still exists that they could take a quarterback early in this year’s draft.
One potential option for the Broncos could be Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott, who would fit Gary Kubiak‘s offensive system.
As of now, Campbell mentions that Denver plans to address their defensive line with their first-round pick, and someone like Alabama’s Jarran Reed could be an option at No. 31 overall.