03/20/2012 03:57 pm ET Updated Mar 20, 2012

Peyton Manning Broncos Jersey: No. 18 Broncos Jersey Unveiled At Press Conference (PHOTOS)

Well, it's official. At a press conference Tuesday at 1 p.m. MST, Peyton Manning was officially introduced by Pat Bowlen and John Elway as the new Denver Broncos quarterback.

Manning spoke about his excitement to be playing for the Broncos and that he is ready to get to work. The Ex-Colts quarterback also spoke about Tim Tebow saying he would look forward to playing with him if he remains on the team, but would also wish him the best if other opportunities presented themselves to Tebow.

Fielding questions from reporters at the press conference, Manning was asked about what seemed like a long length of time that it took for the quarterback to make his much talked about decision to play with the Broncos, "I wanted to know right away. This has hit me fast. I'm sorry that it took long, I didn't know what the baseline was. The baseline for me was to go out and make the right decision for me. I'm proud to be in the AFC and I'm proud to be a Denver Bronco."

When asked about his health, Manning who has had four neck surgeries in 2011, responded, "Could I play a game this Sunday? Yeah I could. I'm planning on playing for a long time."

Elway fielded some questions about Tebow's future on the Broncos and said that it was "typical Tim" conversation, meaning Tebow was positive and gracious about the new dynamic on the Broncos and what it may mean for the young and popular quarterback.

LOOK: Manning's new No. 18 in Broncos orange and blue: