Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams has made an unbelievable offer in order to land super quarterback Peyton Manning on Wednesday. Television station KHOU11 Sports in Houston is reporting that the Titans have offered Manning a contract “for life”.
Manning previously met with the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins. Yesterday he flew into Nashville where he had extensive discussions with the titans and got the supposed offer. Many different news sources are claiming that Manning will not be taking any more meetings and will decide on one of the four teams in the next few days.
Adams also told KHOU that he has a great feeling about the all-star quarterback and is not the least bit concerned with reports that his arm strength is not 100% right now.
During a phone interview with KHOU, Adams said,
“I’m only concerned how strong it is in September, when he starts the regular season.”
Adams said he thinks Titans 2011 first-round pick Jake Locker has a great future, but considering how special Manning is, the owner felt compelled to “go for it.”
The only one probably not rooting for a deal on Manning is veteran Matt Hasselback, who it is assumed the team will not bring back if they land Manning.
NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi reported that a key to the Titans’ proposal to Manning is offering him an organizational role after he retires as a player. Lombardi said Manning would be more likely to secure a front-office position in Tennessee than in Denver, where John Elway is executive vice president of football operations.
Which team do you think Peyton Manning should sign with?