Bob Allen of KTRK-TV in Houston passes along some information that came his way from a friend of Manning family.
“Someone I know who is close friends with the Manning family says Peyton is definitely interested in possibly coming to the Texans. Peyton will be released by the Colts early next month and will be a free agent. The person who knows the Mannings says Peyton wants to play on a team that has a chance of going to a Super Bowl, and the Texans fit that description.”
Before you dismiss the idea as being impossible, consider that: Matt Schaub will be entering the final year of contract, he suffered a season-ending Lisfranc fracture and the Texans are not only in the AFC, but they’re in the same division that Manning has spent his entire career playing against. I’ll admit that a lot has changed since he last threw a pass in a game but the Texans would give him a legitimate shot at making a Super Bowl run.
Allen is more than confident that Manning will at the very least consider the idea when or if he becomes available.
“I know for a fact that he does have a definite interest in the Texans,’ writes Allen.