The Peyton Manning rumors have been swirling for some time. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback is on the verge of being shown the door by his current team and everyone is wondering where the quarterback will end up. It appears that one of the very realistic options for Manning might be the Houston Texans.
Bob Allen of KTRK is reporting that Manning is "definitely interested" in a potential move to the Texans. Allen notes that the Texans are in the same division as the Colts, so Manning would have intimate knowledge of the teams and their strategies. That kind of experience and knowledge would be a boon to an already-strong Texans squad in 2012.
Allen also had this to say:
This is one that won't be played out publicly; we won't be hearing anything from Manning or the Texans unless something does happen.
A big factor is Manning's arm strength and right now he's still not back to what he was, but it's still early. And then there's Matt Schaub to factor in as well.
All that aside, be it a long shot or reality, I know for a fact that Manning does have a definite interest in the Texans.
It is certainly an interesting development and an interesting thought. Manning's mentoring of the young quarterbacks in Houston would be invaluable and if he is still a viable threat to be a starting QB week in and week out, this could be the key addition to put the Texans over the top as a serious contender.
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