Peyton Manning is looking to be one of the biggest free agents in a very long time, and of course nearly every NFL team will have some interest in Manning. According to Nick Wright and Bob Fescoe of 610 Sports are both reporting that Manning's agent Tom Condon has spoken with the Chiefs that Manning really could be heading to Kansas City.
I know a lot of you guys thought I was joking about Peyton to KC being possible, but I'm hearing more and more that it really could happen.— nick wright (@getnickwright) February 23, 2012
Hearing the #chiefs and tom condon have spoken twice abt peyton manning. Told financials a good fit for kc. We shall see what happens— Bob Fescoe (@bobfescoe) February 23, 2012
Teams and agents are not to be talking about players are under contract, and this would mean that the Chiefs would be tampering, but Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk points out this happens all the time, especially at the NFL Combine.
Florio also says why Manning would be a good fit for the Chiefs:
Manning makes sense for the Chiefs for various reasons. They have more than enough cap space, a relatively strong defense, a great young running back in Jamaal Charles, and competent receivers (who'd look a lot better with Peyton Manning throwing the passes). Last year, even after Charles, safety Eric Berry, and tight end Tony Moeaki were lost early to torn ACLs, the Chiefs pulled it together and nearly pulled off a second straight AFC West title.
There is still the issue that Manning is still a member of the Colts, and that no one knows how well he has recovered from his multiple neck surgeries.