Todd Helton no longer is the most famous Tennessee Volunteer in Denver. And he couldn't be happier.

With Peyton Manning joining the Broncos, the two good friends are back together for the first time since they competed for the quarterback job at Tennessee nearly two decades ago.

"It was well thought out. Denver is a good fit. Personally, I am thrilled. I love it," Helton told The Denver Post after batting practice Monday at Rockies spring training. "He's a hard worker and fans are going to love him."