Peyton Manning CC-Jeffrey BeallThe Broncos’ decision to sign Peyton Manning in March 2012 — after he’d had four surgeries on his neck, missed the entire 2011 season and was released by the Indianapolis Colts — has paid off handsomely.

He led the team to a stellar year that racked up the best offensive numbers in the NFL. They earned a chance to win the Super Bowl championship trophy tomorrow in the final game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks, which have the best defensive numbers in the the league.

What the Broncos did in signing Manning was a gamble. When Manning left the Colts and was searching for a new team, there were no assurances that he would be the same player again.

(READ the story in the Washington Post)

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