Peyton Manning considered many different aspects when it came time to decide which team would have his services through the end of his estimable career. Personal and professional alignment with the front office and coaching staff, the ability to win now, the level of control he'd have over the offense, and yes, money -- many things went into Manning's final decision. All three teams at the finish line -- the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Tennessee Titans -- had these things in abundance. [ Dan Wetzel: Tim Tebow not good enough for John Elway, Broncos ] But the one thing that only the Broncos could bring to the table for Manning was the opportunity to work with John Elway, a man who enjoyed his most meaningful seasons when he was older than Manning is now. In 1997 and 1998, when he was 37 and 38 years old, Elway ended his Super Bowl victory drought by winning back-to-back championships with great players around him. Elway's competitiveness, internal fire, and historic excellence put him on a level few in the NFL will ever truly understand. Fortunately for John Elway the football executive, Peyton Manning was able to relate perfectly to John Elway the quarterback....