Because the Denver Broncos are watching Peyton Manning work out today, a lot of people seem to think he'll sign with them. I disagree.
First of all, he's not "working out for them". He's just working out at Duke in NC where he's been working out, and they're going there to watch him. He's not going to them. He was actually at the Titans facility for 8 hours Wednesday.
I don't think Manning wants to go as far from home as Denver and play in Denver's high altitude this late in his career. He'd also have to win over a new fanbase, and deal with the controversy of ousting a very popular and much younger QB, who led Broncos to their first playoff victory in quite some time.
There's no doubt Denver is courting him hardcore, but I just don't think it's in either side's best interest to consumate the deal.
I still think Peyton Manning will end up in Tennessee to relive his college glory. He already has a huge fanbase in Tennessee, and is a southern boy through and through. Unless Indy came crawling back to Manning with their tail between their legs, I think he'll choose the Titans.
In a related note, Rick Reilly of ESPN.com in discussing what division Peyton Manning should play in says "Arizona -- even with you and your brother -- is not going to beat the 49ers." He is forgetting that Eli Manning ALREADY beat the 49ers... He also says that Tennessee could beat Houston for the division title if they had Manning. I highly doubt that. ESPN must just pick random people off the street to write for their site like Yahoo does.
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