Report: Peyton Manning Meeting With Denver Broncos, Expected to Visit Arizona Cardinals


March 9, 2012

Report: Peyton Manning Meeting With Denver Broncos, Expected to Visit Arizona CardinalsThe Peyton Manning sweepstakes is officially under way.

On Friday, the four-time MVP flew to Denver on the Broncos' private plane, and is expected to tour the team's facilities, according to The Denver Post.

Hall of Famer and Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway was reportedly on the plane with Manning, along with head coach John Fox and general manager Brian Xanders. According to the report, Elway, Fox and Xanders were in Stillwater, Okla., for Oklahoma State's pro day before picking Manning up on Friday.  

Denver is one of seven teams reportedly in contention to land Manning, who was released by the Colts on Wednesday after 14 seaons with Indianapolis. The 35-year-old is said to be considering the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets.

The Broncos were one of the 12 teams to contact Manning on Wednesday despite already having quarterback Tim Tebow locked up through the 2014-15 season.

Manning is also expected to make a visit to the Arizona Cardinals' complex, according to The report says that Manning's trip to Denver does not mean the Broncos are the favorites to land the quarterback at this time.

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