Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is making his interest in free agent Peyton Manning public, according to an interview with CNBC Sports Biz.
"He's one of the greatest players in the history of the league," Hunt said. "He's also an incredible person. We feel really good about the team we have in Kansas City going into the 2012 season, but we'll look for any opportunity to improve and, of course, that includes Peyton Manning."
Manning was released from the Indianapolis Colts earlier this week after 14 seasons, one of which included a Super Bowl for the Colts and four that won Manning MVP awards.
Manning has said that the process of free agency is new to him, since he's spent all of his career in Indianapolis. Still, the Chiefs are among a list of teams that are reported to be likely destinations for Manning, which also include Miami and Arizona.
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