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You can't fault Philip Rivers' competitive nature, even as the team around him looks like it's falling apart. The San Diego Chargers missed the playoffs last season and conceded the AFC West crown to the Tim Tebow led Denver Broncos. Now Rivers would love to see the Broncos bring Peyton Manning aboard.
Not because he has a personal vendetta against the guy. It's because he says it's good for the division to stop being looked at as the weak sisters of the NFL. And he loves the thought of battling Manning twice a year.
“It would make it that much tougher to win the West,” Rivers said on San Diego’s XX 1090 radio, via the Denver Post. “All the sudden, at least from a media’s perspective, it would become a division that’s not lost in the shuffle like it’s been in years past. I kind of hope that that’s the case just because it’s always fun to play a Peyton Manning-led football team. To play him twice a year that would be a battle like crazy to win the division. I hope it happens. One thing you know about him, he’s going to be thorough and make the best decision for him that gives him the best chance to go win. And if that ends up being Denver then it will be exciting.”
And another hurdle for your slow starting team to overcome. If I'm Rivers I'm begging John Elway to leave Manning alone and let him go elsewhere. How about concentrating on how the Chargers can avoid a slow start or midseason swoon that ruins their season.
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Peyton Manning could be on the verge of choosing to play for the Tennessee Titans, according to multiple sources. While the Peyton watch seems likely to be down to the Titans or Denver Broncos, the signing of offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson by Tennessee appears to give them to current edge to land the former NFL MVP of the Indianapolis Colts.
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I'll be honest with you. I am pretty much done with all the fuss surrounding Peyton Manning at the moment. I understand that a lot of it is not his fault, and he is the biggest free agent name out there at the moment; but did I read that ESPN even had a helicopter following Manning's car earlier this week?
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All the talk about Peyton Manning involved a few teams, but apparently a mystery team showing interest is the San Francisco 49ers.
Quarterback Peyton Manning is slated to work out for the Broncos Friday, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
While Manning left Tennessee without a contract, the AFC South club is still believed to be in the running to land the 4x NFL MVP. Arizona is still in the Manning sweepstakes, for that matter, as well.
Out of the race to nab Peyton Manning, the Arizona Cardinals are moving on with quarterback Kevin Kolb.
Kolb remained on the Arizona roster at a 4 p.m. EDT deadline Friday, ensuring him a $7 million roster bonus that the team would not have paid if they had landed Manning.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt issued a statement acknowledging that ''acquiring Peyton Manning is no longer...
With reports now coming in that Peyton Manning met with the 49ers, I think we can officially say that there is no possible way to predict what Manning is going to do next, much less where or how long he's planning on doing it.
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Denver Broncos executive vice president John Elway took the time to post his thoughts on Twitter, of Peyton Manning’s work out at Duke this afternoon.
“We enjoyed visiting with Peyton today in N.C. He threw the ball great and looked very comfortable out there,” tweeted Elway.
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