According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Titans owner Bud Adams has stated that he’s ready to make a competitive offer to try to bring Peyton Manning to Nashville.
We just don’t know if Manning is interested in playing for the Titans.
“He is the man I want. Period,” Adams said. “And the people that work for me understand that. They know who I want. I want Mr. Manning with the Titans and I will be disappointed if it doesn’t happen.”
It seems that the rest of the Titans front office doesn’t agree with Adams and aren’t interested in the future Hall of Fame quarterback. At least they said so before Manning was released by the Colts.
“I hope to be one of the teams he looks at,” the 89-year-old Adams said. ”Since he went to school in Tennessee I think Tennessee is where he should be. I think he could play for two or three years. I think he’s the guy that could come in and turn this around for us.
“That’s why I am so anxious to get him to come visit with us and I want him on my team. I could sit down with him and show him what (we’d be willing to pay). If he would come (meet) with me he would be happy with what he’d get.”
Adams seems to also be interested in bringing in Manning as a member of Titans front office once his career is over as well.
“I want him to be with me the rest of his working period of his life,” Adams said, “even when he doesn’t want to play anymore.”
Manning’s agent Tom Condon couldn’t be reached by Adams and hasn’t decided if Manning will visit the Titans.
“He is all for having him come see me,” Adams said. “He just wants to make sure my people in Tennessee want the same thing too — Ruston and Mike and Mike. I am 650 miles away (in Houston) but (they) will do what I say to do because that’s the guy I want and I am going to make the decision.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone