For whatever reason, Denver seemed, to me, like the most improbable place for Peyton Manning to end up. His ties to Nashville are obvious, and the 49ers seem to be a team on the cusp of greatness. It will be interesting to see what Manning has to say about why he opted to join John Elway — athletes are often shy about being over-shadowed by legends who happen to still be living and working in town — instead of the other two options. As for Denver, the Broncos will now try to trade Tim Tebow. And they'll have very little leverage in doing so. We're probably all in agreement that Tebow will never be a prototypical NFL quarterback, but he's easily one of the most popular — and yet polarizing — players in the game. He brings buzz wherever he goes, and buzz equals money (if not necessarily wins).