Peyton Manning Rumors: Could No. 18 Play for the Houston Texans?
Houston's KTRK-TV's Bob Allen is reporting that "Manning is definitely interested in possibly coming to the Texans."
How could this be? The Houston Texans appear quite loaded with talent at the quarterback position with Pro Bowler Matt Schaub, as well as two quality backups in Matt Leinart and T.J. Yates.
Why would Manning want to come to a team like the Texans?
A chance to win a Super Bowl—that has to be the only goal at this time for the 35-year-old Manning.
Will Peyton Manning be a Houston Texan in 2012?
The Houston Texans have one of the NFL's premiere wide receivers in Andre Johnson, along with a two-headed monster in the backfield with Arian Foster and Ben Tate, as well as an elite defense. Throw in a healthy a Manning, the Texans would immediately emerge as favorites to win the AFC.
But why would the Texans want to even risk bringing in Manning?
For starters, a healthy Manning is a definite upgrade over Schaub, and he only has one more year remaining on his contract with Houston, which certainly makes it a bit easier if they were to move trade him.
As stated earlier, a healthy Manning on Houston's already talented roster, they would immediately jump as the favorites to win the AFC. There's no question about it.
Before any of these rumors can come to shape, the Indianapolis Colts have to cut Manning—and the deadline to do so is likely March 8 as that's when No. 18 is owed a whopping $28 million.
If Manning is released, then Houston is now the new member of the sweepstakes to land the future Hall of Famer. Might I add that the Texans are certainly the most appealing option out there for Manning.
Ultimately it will all come down to wherever Manning feels that he can win a Super Bowl, and if it's Houston, then I can assure to you that the Texans will make it happen and find a way to move Schaub and get something quite useful in return.
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