On Thursday night, we dropped a hint that Peyton Manning would be heading to Stillwater on Friday. This one shouldn’t be interpreted as a hint.
When assessing the teams that could land Peyton Manning, it would be prudent to keep in mind the possibility that some team will swoop in out of nowhere and sign him.
Last year, the Eagles did just that with Nnamdi Asomugha, coming from off the radar screen to snag the crown jewel of the 2011 free-agent class.
The difference this time around is that the Eagles had the ability to insist on secrecy. Manning has no reason to make any promises of discretion — unless, of course, the team that decides to slide in out of nowhere is a team like the Texans, Ravens, or 49ers, any of whom could give Manning that which he surely covets.
The chance to get his hands on the Lombardi Trophy for a second time.