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Peyton Manning: Tennessee Titans Fans Create Website to Recruit Manning

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 22:  Peyton Manning  #18 of the Indianapolis Colts gives instructions to his teammates during the NFL against  the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 22, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Bob BajekAnalyst IIINovember 20, 2016

If the Peyton Manning saga hasn't gotten any more interesting, leave it to the Tennessee Titans fans to stir up more debate.

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?”


While this sounds like a good idea, the Titans will probably not go after Manning. They inked Matt Hasselbeck to a three-year deal last year and he led the Titans to a 9-7 record.


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.


Bob Bajek is a featured columnist. He is also a freelance reporter and can be followed on Patch.com and Twitter.

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