As reported in The Tennessean, Titans fans Todd Mayo and his brother Griffin created a website called www.comehomepeyton.com that was launched on Monday in the hopes of luring the former Tennessee Volunteers star quarterback back to his home state.
The website is trying to raise funds to buy advertisement for radio, TV and billboards in Indianapolis and if enough money comes in, Todd Mayo hopes to buys some billboard space in Houston. That's where Titans owner Bud Adams resides.
As the Indianapolis Colts are reportedly going to release Manning before they use the NFL Draft's No. 1 pick on star Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Manning will look for a new NFL home before the 2012 season rolls around.
If Manning isn't paid the $28 million bonus he's owed by March 8, the Colts could lose Manning to free agency.
This is what Todd Mayo told The Tennessean about the situation:
“It’s kind of evident to the sports world they’re going to let Peyton go, they’re not going to pay him the money that he’s due and he’s going to be a free agent,” Todd Mayo said Monday. “All the sports talk guys are saying he could go to Arizona and Washington and every place but Tennessee. We’ve got a young quarterback here at the Titans.“If you could upgrade your team with the caliber of Peyton, why would you not?”
The more problematic element is Tennessee drafted Jake Locker with last year's No. 8 pick.
Tennessee's future will be Locker, who played college ball with Washington. Locker is getting groomed for the position. Manning would want at least a three-year deal and demand over $10 million a season.
While Mayo and Titans fans are clamoring for Manning to come, the Colts' disgruntled star will probably go elsewhere.