Also, I think we are out for Manning unless we break the bank. The 49ers jumping in changed everything. Heck, if I was Manning I would play for SF and take less $$$. I hope Elway doesn't grossly overpay trying to compensate for our lack of talent compared to SF. It's a shame we put all our eggs in one basket and if we don't get Manning we have nothing to show for the cap space we have.
And remember. Next year there is a salary cap floor. We have to spend a certain amount. So next year we will have to spend $$$ (and who knows if the FA talent will be inferior). This is turning into a mess.