It could be what the Titans can offer Peyton Manning after his career is done that becomes Tennessee’s ace in the hole.
Titans owner Bud Adams is not in Wednesday’s meeting with Manning at team headquarters, but he’s made it clear he’ll do whatever it takes to land the quarterback. That includes a blank check financially, and a promise Manning could be part of the Tennessee Titans’ organization after his playing days are through.
Manning is not the type of guy who wants to be a media personality after he retires. He loves the game and might want a management role with a team.
The Titans can offer this. The Broncos, who already have John Elway entrenched in an executive decision-making position, cannot.
That might be at the heart of Tennessee’s sales pitch.
— Michael Lombardi
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