Peyton Manning did an interview with KKFN in Denver and said that had he had an issue playing in the NFC where his brother Eli is quarterback of the New York Giants, then he would have never entertained the thought of playing for the San Francisco 49ers.
“Well, that’s not true, because obviously when I was talking to San Francisco, they asked me that. And I wouldn’t have told them that I could possibly be interested if that were the case,” Manning said via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “Obviously I know that San Francisco is in the NFC. Just like everybody thinks that the Titans (didn’t get chosen) because they were in the Colts’ division. Once again, I knew that the Titans were in the AFC South.
“And so when Coach Munchak called and I said, ‘Sure, I absolutely would have an interest and I’d love to get to know everybody better.’ So the psychoanalyzing — I guess that’s the word, I’m not sure I know what that means — but there’s a lot of teams that I liked. And believe me, part of me wanted to be able to go to all of them for a short period of time. But you have to pick one, and once you pick it you don’t look back. So I’m here in Denver and looking forward to going ahead.”
Manning, of course, eventually chose the Broncos, which also resulted in the trade of Tim Tebow to the New York Jets.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com