(Image source: Raleigh News & Observer)

BY JUSTIN PROCHASKA

Peyton Manning passes on two teams, but three others are still in the running. The newest contender emerged after a “very impressive” workout. KTVU reports.

“The San Francisco 49ers are in the hunt. Hunt for quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning reportedly worked out for head coach Jim Harbaugh this weekend at Duke University.”

The 49ers have previously been adamant that they would stick with Alex Smith at quarterback. A columnist for the Bleacher Report says the Niners are the clear choice for Manning because they give the four-time MVP the best chance to win.

“San Francisco may not provide Manning with the best opportunity statistically, but the complementary pieces around Manning on both sides of the ball with the 49ers would probably give him the best chance to make a deep run into the playoffs and make a third appearance in the Super Bowl.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter doesn’t believe the “Manning to San Fran” hype. He says the Broncos and Titans are the likely landing spot for the former number one overall draft pick, despite the fact that the 49ers are likely a better team than either Denver or Tennessee.

“I think that maybe, first and foremost, he wants to stay in the AFC. He is familiar and comfortable with that conference.”

Manning worked out with the Colts’ division rival, Tennessee Titans on Saturday. Tennessee was listed as a possible destination because Manning went to school at Tennessee, but USA Today reports the Titans believe they can lure Manning to Nashville because of a unique off-the field dynamic.

“And don't forget the semiannual opportunities to play the Colts that Tennessee affords. Yet the biggest incentive the Titans may be able to provide is the chance for Manning to begin a front office career -- if he wants one -- once his playing days end.”

The Denver Post reports the Broncos are ready to shell out about $90 million over five years for Manning’s services. A former teammate said the Broncos were impressed by the workout.

"When I got there they were watching film on him and I didn't want to watch any film. I wanted to go in there with an open mind and get a feel for myself. And he looked great. He looked like the Peyton I had been with six years ago."


According to The New York Times, Manning has said “thanks, but no thanks” to the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals. So how long will fans have to wait for a decision? Not long if you believe a Tweet from an NFL Network reporter.


“Per league sources, Peyton Manning has informed clubs that he plans on making a final decision on his future on Monday or Tuesday. …”

Manning is coming off multiple neck surgeries and will turn 36 on March 26.
 

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Mar 17, 2012

Peyton Manning Workouts 'Impressive'

(Image source: Raleigh News & Observer)

BY JUSTIN PROCHASKA

Peyton Manning passes on two teams, but three others are still in the running. The newest contender emerged after a “very impressive” workout. KTVU reports.

“The San Francisco 49ers are in the hunt. Hunt for quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning reportedly worked out for head coach Jim Harbaugh this weekend at Duke University.”

The 49ers have previously been adamant that they would stick with Alex Smith at quarterback. A columnist for the Bleacher Report says the Niners are the clear choice for Manning because they give the four-time MVP the best chance to win.

“San Francisco may not provide Manning with the best opportunity statistically, but the complementary pieces around Manning on both sides of the ball with the 49ers would probably give him the best chance to make a deep run into the playoffs and make a third appearance in the Super Bowl.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter doesn’t believe the “Manning to San Fran” hype. He says the Broncos and Titans are the likely landing spot for the former number one overall draft pick, despite the fact that the 49ers are likely a better team than either Denver or Tennessee.

“I think that maybe, first and foremost, he wants to stay in the AFC. He is familiar and comfortable with that conference.”

Manning worked out with the Colts’ division rival, Tennessee Titans on Saturday. Tennessee was listed as a possible destination because Manning went to school at Tennessee, but USA Today reports the Titans believe they can lure Manning to Nashville because of a unique off-the field dynamic.

“And don't forget the semiannual opportunities to play the Colts that Tennessee affords. Yet the biggest incentive the Titans may be able to provide is the chance for Manning to begin a front office career -- if he wants one -- once his playing days end.”

The Denver Post reports the Broncos are ready to shell out about $90 million over five years for Manning’s services. A former teammate said the Broncos were impressed by the workout.

"When I got there they were watching film on him and I didn't want to watch any film. I wanted to go in there with an open mind and get a feel for myself. And he looked great. He looked like the Peyton I had been with six years ago."


According to The New York Times, Manning has said “thanks, but no thanks” to the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals. So how long will fans have to wait for a decision? Not long if you believe a Tweet from an NFL Network reporter.


“Per league sources, Peyton Manning has informed clubs that he plans on making a final decision on his future on Monday or Tuesday. …”

Manning is coming off multiple neck surgeries and will turn 36 on March 26.
 

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