Polian's expectations for Denver's offense

April, 2, 2012
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Former Indianapolis Colts general manager and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian explains quarterback Peyton Manning will fit with the Denver Broncos in this Insider piece. Insider

Here is a taste of Polian’s thoughts: "I'd bet that the offense will take off in the second half of the season, making the Broncos legitimate championship contenders."

I agree that there will be an adjustment period for everyone, but if Manning is healthy, the Broncos will be in good shape. Meanwhile, the Broncos reportedly began shopping quarterback Tim Tebow at the NFL Combine, well before Manning was available in free agency. It’s another sign the Broncos had no interest in continuing with Tebow as their starter.

In other AFC West news:

Former San Diego receiver/return man Bryan Walters has signed with Minnesota. The Chargers cut him earlier this month.

The sad tale of former San Diego quarterback Ryan Leaf has taken yet another turn.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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