“I think you go for it,” Rice said Tuesday per Marin Independent Journal. “A guy of that talent, you’ve got everything in place. You’ve got a defense that smacks you in the mouth. You just need a little more out of the offense. That’s not knocking what Alex (Smith) did. (Manning) can take you to a whole different level.”
Rice went on to say that whoever gets Manning will at least win 10 games next season.
“If he goes to the Washington Redskins, I guarantee they win 10 games. If he goes to Miami, they win 10 games,” Rice said.
I tend to disagree with Rice’s point that even the Redskins would ten games next season. I can’t see that happening with their weak offensive line and lack of offensive firepower to contend in the NFC East.
But, I do agree with Rice that the 49ers should pursue Manning if he becomes a free agent.
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