NFL great Peyton Manning is reportedly going to join the Denver Broncos, subject to a contract being agreed.
NFL.com reported on Monday that the quarterback, an 11-time Pro Bowler and four-time Most Valuable Player, has told the Broncos he will be signing for them.
Having missed the 2011 season after neck surgery, Manning was cut by the Indianapolis Colts on March 7 following 14 hugely successful seasons in which he led the Colts to a Super Bowl win and passed for 54,828 yards and 399 touchdowns.
As well as the Broncos, the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers were keen to sign Manning and he worked out for all three teams, as well as undergoing physical exams.
However, ESPN say Manning has discussed a five-year $95 million deal with Broncos vice-president John Elway, a retired Super Bowl-winning quarterback himself.
The ESPN report also says current Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is likely to be traded.
The Colts have allowed Manning to go because they needed to pay him a $28 million bonus to pick up the last four years of his contract, and because they have the first pick in next month's NFL draft, when they are likely to select college star Andrew Luck.