DENVER, CO (The Spread) – Everyone took notice when Peyton Manning decided to sign with the Denver Broncos on Monday – including oddsmakers.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier today that Manning would sign with the Broncos “barring an unexpected snag in contract talks.” Manning has apparently told his agent to “get a deal done with Denver” and will likely received a contract for $95 million over five years according to FOX’s Jay Glazer.

Almost immediately after the news broke, the Broncos’ 2013 Super Bowl odds went from 25/1 to 7/1, while their odds to win the AFC championship game next season went from 13/1 to 3/1.

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Two days after standing alongside Colts owner Jim Irsay at an emotional farewell news conference, Manning began his free agency tour in the place it was ending: Denver. Manning landed on Tebow's turf with all the trappings of star treatment - flown to town on a chartered plane, then spending the day with John Elway, coach John Fox and general manager Brian Xanders.

From there, Manning crisscrossed the country in search of a new team, as various clubs courted a guy with more than 50,000 yards passing, nearly 400 touchdowns and 11 Pro Bowl selections. After Denver, next up was a meeting with the Arizona Cardinals, and he also spent time speaking with - or throwing for - the Titans, 49ers and Miami Dolphins, with TV cameras and even helicopters often on the trail.

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