ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on January 22 that the Arizona Cardinals have “real interest” in quarterback Peyton Manning, who is expected to become a free agent when the Colts decline his $28 million roster bonus before March 8. Schefter was adamant that Manning will be pursued by Arizona.
Larry Fitzgerald is making Schefter look good.
According to Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune Star, Arizona’s All-Pro wideout is expected to dine with Manning in Indianapolis this week. James points out that Fitzgerald and Manning are friends, but reports Fitzgerald “would like Manning to consider [the] Cardinals” if/when the Colts release him.
Fitzgerald also took it upon himself to recruit Kevin Kolb to Arizona last summer. After a poor debut season with the Cardinals, it appears one of Kolb’s biggest supporters may already be turning the page.