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Broncos’ Ryan Clady: Peyton Manning is just better than Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow, Ryan Clady

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) and offensive tackle Ryan Clady (78) celebrate after Tebow scored a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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When the news broke that Peyton Manning is on the way to Denver and Tim Tebow is on the way out, Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady offered a very simple explanation of the reason for the Broncos’ change at quarterback.

“At the end of the day, Peyton Manning is just better than Tim Tebow,” Clady told ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

When the news broke that Manning had chosen the Broncos, Clady was succinct on Twitter, writing simply, “Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Broncos linebacker Von Miller offered a similarly pro-Peyton sentiment.

“I love Tim Tebow on and off the field -- he is a great teammate,” Miller told Anderson. “But we can learn a lot more from Peyton Manning because he’s been to Super Bowls, he’s a four-time MVP.”

So there’s no doubt that in the Broncos’ locker room, this is welcome news. Tebow was the man who led them to the playoffs last year, but Manning is the man they want leading them going forward.