John Elway Called Peyton Manning before Signing Wes Welker
Posted on March 14, 2013 by Phillip
John Elway calls the shots in Denver. Molding the team in his image, Elway made quite the splash last off-season when he signed future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning to a deal that instantly made the Broncos Super Bowl contenders. With the addition of Wes Welker yesterday, the Broncos pulled themselves that much closer to a championship.
But per the Denver Post, Elway wanted the opinion of his star quarterback before he went after Welker.
“I asked Peyton about it yesterday to make sure he was on board,’’ Elway said.
When one person is that extremely important to your franchise I guess it makes sense to check and see if they would like a potential move.
Seeing as how Welker will be catching passes from Manning, Peyton’s feelings on the addition needed to be taken into account.