When you have NFL owners publicly fighting over you, you know you must be a decent player. Peyton Manning is a future Hall of Famer, and his tour around the league makes it clear just how rare it is for such an elite quarterback to hit the open market, even if he is damaged goods. Multiple owners are fawning over him, teams are scrambling to get his attention and plans are being pushed aside in the hopes Manning will come and join the party.
Bud Adams of the Tennessee Titans is the latest to join the fray. The Titans owner said directly that he wants Peyton to consider his team despite the presence of the No. 8 choice in the draft last season in Jake Locker and a solid veteran already in house in Matt Hasselbeck.
"I want Manning," Adams said. "I'd love to see him in Titan blue after watching him so many years with the Colts. ... I want him. I am ready to do what it takes to get him aboard, and I think he'd be the guy to get us into the playoffs."
Now you can add the Titans to the list of many teams already holding out hope. The Cardinals and Broncos are considered the frontrunners.