NFL living legend Peyton Manning is reportedly working out for the Tennessee Titans on Saturday morning. This is significant for all kinds of reasons. A couple of the main ones are that he has been with the Indianapolis Colts for his entire NFL career, and secondarily, because the Titans are in the same division.
Oh yeah, and he also played college ball in Tennessee. And I wonder what Tennessee's QB draft pick from last year, Jake Locker, thinks about all of this.
There aren't many names in the NFL that are bigger than Manning's, even though his brother has trumped him in Super Bowl wins.
Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk reports, citing the following tweet from Jonathan Hutton of 104.5 The Zone in Nashville (and NFL.com) that the workout will take place today (Saturday).
#Titans on Wednesday. He will workout for TEN Saturday at 10:45a. Don't know where.Peyton Manning passed his physical when he visited
Word is that Peyton's options have been narrowed down to the Titans, the Broncos and the 49ers. Any of these outcomes would make for a huge storyline for months to come. If it ends up being the Broncos, we'll never hear the end of it.
ESPN's Adam Schefter had an interesting tweet about Peyton's future:
More incentive (we think): Shoney's is offering Peyton Manning all the free pancakes he can eat every day if he signs with the Titans.
Here's some more current Twitter reaction:
The San Francisco 49ers signed this week Randy Moss and are talking to WR- Mario Manningham. They are after Peyton Manning. Look out...
@Rampage4real Peyton Manning might be returning to TN. What ya say champ, come back to the volunteer state?
Nicely done by the Titan's to have Peyton manning come work out in Knoxville. Well played
Rumor: Dublin Rhinos may emerge as a mystery team in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes.
I love how people are shocked that Peyton Manning can still throw a football well... Like a year off didn't turn him into a shitty player...
I really oppose to Peyton Manning going to the broncos because then sportscenter won't stop talking about what tim tebow is going to do
Man if peyton manning goes to the ninners . Then we going to the superbowl!
If Peyton manning goes to the 49ers all NFC teams will cry lmao
We'll leave it there. And yes, as a fan of an NFC team, I'd much rather see him stay in the AFC.
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