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RUMOR: Peyton Manning would like to play for Texans

According to Bob Allen of ABC 13 out of Houston, someone who is close friends with the Manning family says that ‘Peyton Manning is definitely interested in possibly coming to the Texans’.

Really sounds like there are a lot of certainties doesn’t it.

Someone I know who is close friends with the Manning family says Peyton is definitely interested in possibly coming to the Texans. Peyton will be released by the Colts early next month and will be a free agent. The person who knows the Mannings says Peyton wants to play on a team that has a chance of going to a Super Bowl, and the Texans fit that description.

Another big plus is that the Texans are in the Colts division. Manning not only knows the division, but I’m told the relationship between him and Colts owner Robert Irsay now is strictly business. And don’t underplay the competitiveness between Peyton and Eli — it “does” matter that Eli has two Super Bowl rings to his one.

Give this post the old grain of salt treatment until there is something to build off of this. The biggest thing to take from this is unless Bob Allen’s source (and a close friend of the Manning family) is completely lying to him, it’s a foregone conclusion that: 1) Manning will be released in March, and 2) Manning is already thinking about his next stop.

Also interesting is that the relationship between ‘Bob Irsay’ and Manning is now just strictly business. We have to assume that Allen meant Jim. Let’s hope he’s not making a mistake that his father Bob made so many years ago by allowing John Elway to end up in Denver.


February 14, 2012 Posted by | Houston Texans, Jim Irsay, Peyton Manning | Leave a comment