Even if that’s true, it’s hard to see any possible marriage here.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle wrote Tuesday “it’s not going to happen” for a variety of reasons.
The biggest reason: The Texans have a quarterback in Matt Schaub. They are confident Schaub will return from his foot injury, whereas no one really knows if Manning will play again. (The Texans have other big issues to worry about.)
Manning also doesn’t fit Houston’s offense, which relies so much on movement and the bootleg. McClain is as clued in as any beat writer around. If he says there is “no chance” this will happen, we’re sure that statement wasn’t made in a vacuum.
It makes sense for a desperate team like the Redskins to gamble on Manning. It doesn’t make sense for the Texans.