RUSH: Well, here I am again, ladies and gentlemen, the de facto boss, the de facto head of the Republican Party, as well as God's gift to women. I don't know why saying that gives me such a kick. But nothing has changed.
Here we are, Rush Limbaugh back at it from the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Great to have you here. Our telephone number if you want to be on the program, 800-282-2882. E-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
Well, Peyton Manning has made up his mind. Denver. Peyton Manning to the Broncos. (interruption) What, does that disappoint you? Where were you hoping he'd go? You know he wasn't gonna go to Tampa. Where were you hoping he'd go? Miami? Not the Dolphins. The Dolphins are having some trouble recruiting people. Well, the Broncos are gonna have to trade Tebow. Now, some people might say, "No, no, no, no. Hold on to Tebow and turn him into something: A backup quarterback or H-back." He's immensely popular in Denver. This is clearly a learning experience for Tebow to play behind Manning, if they're interested in that.
But I would look for them to try to trade Tebow. The new owner in Jacksonville would love to have him, except they had a first-round draft choice quarterback from last year that they're trying to develop. The 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is in limbo because he was shopping around for a new job thinking the 49ers were gonna get Peyton Manning. So what's happened is Manning has called his agent Tom Condon and said (paraphrased), "You call the Broncos and you start negotiating a deal." Now, that hasn't been done yet, but Manning called his buddy John Elway and said, "Look, pal, I'm looking forward to coming to Mile High and playing with you and being part of your team."
So barring a snag, that is what's happening.