With so many conflicting stories regarding Peyton Manning, it should be no surprise that the Monday afternoon report from Mike Klis of the Denver Post regarding the Texans’ interest in Peyton has been contradicted by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Without citing a named or unnamed source, McClain writes that the Texans are still not interested in Manning.
“The Texans remain committed to Matt Schaub, who is ahead of schedule on rehab from foot surgery,” McClain says. “They think they have a good thing going right now. They’re trying to keep as much of their team together as they can.”
(Eric Winston may disagree.)
So how do we reconcile these reports? Someone is incorrect, or someone’s sources are lying.
For example, it could be that the Manning camp leaked the Texans’ interest in order to light a little more of a fire under the Titans. Or possibly the Texans inquired, decided against pursuing Peyton, and opted to deny it in order to ensure that Matt Schaub’s faith in the front office won’t be shaken.
On that topic, the best way to put the Peyton question to bed would be to extend Schaub’s contract. He’s entering the final year of his six-year deal, at a base salary of $7.15 million.