March 20 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos Peyton Manning (18) speaks during a press conference at Broncos headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Peyton Manning's Broncos Press Conference Quotes & Photo Gallery

March 20 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen (left) and quarterback Peyton Manning (center) and executive vice president of football operations John Elway during a press conference at Broncos headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

The football world stood still today, when Peyton Manning was officially introduced as the new quarterback of the Denver Broncos. Manning, Pat Bowlen and John Elway were all in attendance for the press conference that surely got Broncos fans excited about this season and their future. Here are quotes from the presser:

  • “We didn’t try to sell him hard. We wanted him to feel comfortable here.” – John Elway
  • “It’s a historic meeting today. We have two hall of fame quarterbacks in the room.” – Pat Bowlen
  • “My goal is to make Peyton Manning the best quarterback to ever play the game.” – John Elway
  • “(We) called Tim last night and talked to him last night… This is a tough business. The toughest thing about this whole thing is Tim Tebow because of what I think about Tebow…. He turned this team around last year… I respect him as a person and that’s the toughest thing about this business.” – John Elway
  • “I’ve always had a great deal of respect for John Elway. He’s one of the greatest to ever play the game and that’s evidenced from his football knowledge and respect for the game.” – Peyton Manning
  • “Certainly I’ve always had a relationship with John… I am now seeing him as a leader of a franchise and I really liked what he had to say. Everyone knows what a great competitor he is… and he’s very competitive in this new role.” – Peyton Manning
  • “I’ve learned some of the history of the Denver Broncos, the great players and the great teams. And I really take pride in the history of that…. I am proud to still be in the AFC and I’m proud to be a Denver Bronco.” – Peyton Manning
  • “Could I play this Sunday? Yeah I could. I don’t know if I’d play as well as I’d like, but I could.” – Peyton Manning
  • “Elvis Dummervil and Champ Bailey have been blowing up my phone for the next week and a half. Hopefully that will die down but I’m looking forward to meeting them.” – Peyton Manning
  • “We really didn’t have any conversations in terms of the quarterback positions… Listen, Tim Tebow is a great person and player… If he’s here next year, I’m going to be the best teammate… He’s going to be a great player in this league…Those conversations never came up to me.” – Peyton Manning
  • “I will lean on John, I will lean on coach Fox and all of the other teams I’ll get to know… This is going to be a team effort.” – Peyton Manning

Here are images from the press conference:

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