If Manning had just one neck surgery, I would still have doubts, but it is 4 surgeries. Yes, he has been checked out, but no way to know how many hits he can take. If the Broncos were really that close to being a Super Bowl contender, then this move makes sense. Otherwise, it is more bandaid type nonsense this franchise has been doing for the last decade.
Elway at 36 needed a full team and even at that age, he still moved around better than Manning. The receivers the Broncos have have not shown a great ability to consistently get open quickly and if the Broncos need to get more talent to help Manning, then how can people then turn around and say Tebow can't ever get better if he is surrounded by the very players that apparently wouldn't it done with Manning at QB? Not much sense going on here.