Peyton Manning: Breaking Down Dynamic of Manning and 49ers Pass Catchers

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Peyton Manning: Breaking Down Dynamic of Manning and 49ers Pass Catchers
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On Friday, the headline news in the sports world was that the San Francisco 49ers had emerged as the rumored sleeper team in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes. The 49ers, who were reportedly committed to Alex Smith, have surfaced as a very possible destination for the the four-time MVP.

At this point, the possible suitors are the Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers. It's been said that if it's about the money, Manning will select Denver; if it's about location, Manning will select Tennessee and if it's about winning, Manning will select San Francisco.

The reason for this is that the 49ers have just about every piece in place; shy of one more draft for Trent Baalke, they are loaded at every position. The defense is the best in the league, the offensive line will be stronger than last year after the right guard position is addressed, and there are offensive weapons available for Manning.

In this piece, I'd like to break down the dynamic that could develop between Manning and each one of his receivers he'd have if he chooses to play in the Bay.

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