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Report: Texans inquire about Peyton

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Well, well, well.  Plenty of Texans fans think I’m nuts to even suggest that the Texans would be nuts not to pursue Peyton Manning.

I still may be nuts, but at least the Texans-Peyton theory no longer is evidence of it.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Texans recently inquired about Manning.  The Texans are now regarded as one of the six teams alive in the Peyton chase, along with the Broncos, Dolphins, Cardinals, Titans, and 49ers.

The Texans and 49ers should have been at the front of the line from the start for Peyton.  Either team would instantly become the odds-on favorite to win their conference championship with a healthy Peyton in the fold.

Klis also reports that, along with other teams, the Broncos have been talking generally about a contract for Manning with agent Tom Condon.

Previously, the Texans had said they have no interest in Manning.  Their interest possibly has been sparked by the Titans’ interest.  If nothing else, the Texans need to make it look like they tried to get Peyton, in the event he ends up with the Titans and lead them to the AFC South title.

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67 Responses to “Report: Texans inquire about Peyton”
  1. bigshirk says: Mar 12, 2012 4:33 PM

    A healthily Manning, with the O-line, Running Game and Weapons, and that D? Very Scary.

  2. packattack1967 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    Payton should be looking for a Farve/Vikings type scenario. When Brett went to the Vikings in ’09, they were easily the best team on paper in football.

  3. medtxpack says: Mar 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    Id stay in the AFC if I was him, easier path to the SB.

  4. nineroutsider says: Mar 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    Why are the 49ers being mentioned as “in the chase”, even the owner is poking fun at it. Harbaugh has no interest, it’s not happening. Pay-me-A-ton wants to break some team’s bank; won’t be the 9ers.

  5. objectivenflfan says: Mar 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    Miami > AFL Team
    Arizona > Miami
    Denver > Arizona
    Titans > Denver
    Texans > Titans

  6. whatnojets says: Mar 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    It’s confirmed…Manning has earned his degree at University of Prostetution!

  7. zaggs says: Mar 12, 2012 4:35 PM

    “Well, well, well. Plenty of Texans fans think I’m nuts to even suggest that the Texans would be nuts not to pursue Peyton Manning.”

    Nuts to pursue him, yes. But to drive to drive up the price he might extract from the Titans. Not so nuts.

  8. touchdownbroncos says: Mar 12, 2012 4:36 PM

    Go broncos

  9. mataug says: Mar 12, 2012 4:37 PM

    People probably won’t accept what I say but I really believe that he will avoid the AFC South and NFC East because of the Colts and Giants respectively.

  10. rg3isthekidinthegoodburgermovie says: Mar 12, 2012 4:37 PM

    Put Schaub’s upper body on Manning’s lower body and the Texans might have a Qb that can play a whole season. And the leftover parts can start for the Browns.

  11. eastsideballa says: Mar 12, 2012 4:38 PM

    Allahu Akbar! This is gona be an offseason to remember unlike last years disgusting offseason.

  12. mrlynch33 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:39 PM

    Since when have the niners been in the chase?

  13. needle379 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:40 PM

    TEXANS would go from super bowl contender to Super bowl Favorite if Manning is his old self

  14. skeebo80 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:40 PM

    Thought the niners were out and content with Smitty(for some stupid reason)

  15. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:40 PM

    Good move for Payton the Manning Bowl may happen in NO

    And the chance to play the colts twice a year what a blast the man would have.
    Most indy fans would cheer for the Texans

    Either that or when all is said and done Payton says just kidding not playing anymore

    Watching all these pretenders trying to lure payton to play for them is great fill the void between the Bowl and the Draft

    This also shows that the 49ers are never going to be great as long as they hitch there wagon to Smith

  16. howmanyringsyourteamgot says: Mar 12, 2012 4:41 PM

    Nobody from Houston is reporting this but the Denver Post is……sounds like Denver is readying excuses for when Peyton signs with Arizona or Miami

  17. needle379 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:41 PM

    Get Manning and trade Schaub to browns in pkg deal with picks and draft Justin Blackmon to go along side w/Andre Johnson

  18. omegalh says: Mar 12, 2012 4:41 PM

    He should sign with the texans if he wants a SB. Else he wants the money. It is that easy.

  19. trbowman says: Mar 12, 2012 4:42 PM

    “Well, well, well. Plenty of Texans fans think I’m nuts to even suggest that the Texans would be nuts not to pursue Peyton Manning.”

    They are nuts. The Texans would be an unstoppable juggernaut with Manning.

  20. udtfrogmanvet says: Mar 12, 2012 4:42 PM

    Where will the Texans get the cap space to sign him? They barely have enough space to sign their draft picks.

  21. udtfrogmanvet says: Mar 12, 2012 4:42 PM

    The same with the Cardinals.

  22. samoanjungle says: Mar 12, 2012 4:44 PM

    I don’t get it. They have Schaub…? Are they worried about his health?

  23. wipackman1265 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:44 PM

    Niners aren’t in it…. QB Smith signing as we speak…..

    Packers are the best team in NFC easily

  24. whatnojets says: Mar 12, 2012 4:44 PM

    REPORT: Green Bay Packers inquire about Peyton

    Why not, everyone else has!

  25. calibear831 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:44 PM

    Like they say, “If you cant beat him, join him!”

  26. scimtar72 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:46 PM

    It’s about time!!

  27. emmettotter says: Mar 12, 2012 4:46 PM

    “Either team would instantly become the odds-on favorite to win their conference championship with a healthy Peyton in the fold.”

    _________________

    That may be a stretch.

  28. penbook2 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:46 PM

    This guy Mike Klis is a dumbass. He recently said that the broncos had a 95% chance of signing manning. This guy is one of the worst reporters.

  29. barneyrumble says: Mar 12, 2012 4:47 PM

    I wrote late last night, early morning, in comments on two of the MANY Manning posts, the Texans made the most sense if they can get the cap room. It makes sense with Monster wide out who isn’t a total headcase and running BACKS, not just one. Bring Reggie Wayne with him to be number two and the Texans go to the Bowl. Yeah I’m a Colts/Bears fan, but would love to see Peyton get another ring and the Texans are the place to do it.

  30. harness88 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:47 PM

    Everyone is killing themselfs to sign Manning when theres still a good chane he will never be the same —Good luck

  31. marcinhouston says: Mar 12, 2012 4:48 PM

    The Falcons should be just as interested as the Texans. Scaub is a better QB than Ryan when healthy and if Ryan cannot score in the playoffs with White/Jones/Gonzalez/Turner as weapons the Falcons would be wise to pursue alternatives before White/Gonzalez/Turner age and their window closes.

  32. thelaw14 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:49 PM

    1. Put NFL teams in hat.
    2. Draw team from hat.
    3. ???
    4. Profit

  33. mcjon22 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:49 PM

    And Here…we…..go

  34. 2toneblueblood says: Mar 12, 2012 4:50 PM

    As a Titan fan, I don’t necessarily care if he comes to TN but I had 2 teams picked out that I didn’t want him to go to: Houston and Denver.

  35. theuglitruth says: Mar 12, 2012 4:51 PM

    It’s official…it’s Peyton Manning Circus week. It’s Farve-revisited…no thanks! Any chance we can get back to football?

  36. mezter says: Mar 12, 2012 4:51 PM

    Wait, when did the Niners become one of the six teams. I haven’t heard anything about them getting involved with the Peyton race. Did I miss something?

  37. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 12, 2012 4:52 PM

    So Kansas City, despite offering a contract is no longer in the running? Did I miss that report?

  38. marvin49 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:55 PM

    I don’t know why the 49ers keep getting mentioned.

    Yes, Manning would be an upgrade, but he also has the same agent as Alex Smith (who is also a free agent). If Niners sign Manning, they almost automatically lose Alex. If Manning gets hurt or can’t play at all, they are completely screwed. The Niners can’t even keep interest in Manning a secret from Smith because, again, they have the same agent.

    Of course I’d like to see the Niners make a play, but the logistics of it just don’t make any sense.

  39. pooflingingmonkey says: Mar 12, 2012 4:56 PM

    Schaub must be thinking “What the hell did I do?”.

  40. reed20fence says: Mar 12, 2012 4:56 PM

    Teams need to savvy up to the possibility of ruining their rapport with their existing QBs just by publicly thinking about Peyton Manning.

    He is only go with one team. And everywhere this guy goes the confidence in the existing QB with his franchise plummets.

    People need to be smarter about this than they seem to have been up to this point.

    What if the Texans don’t get him? (Which they won’t, because their cap situation makes it higly improbable).

    With what face are they going to go back to Matt Schaub?

  41. CKL says: Mar 12, 2012 4:58 PM

    ” If nothing else, the Texans need to make it look like they tried to get Peyton, in the event he ends up with the Titans and lead them to the AFC South title.”
    _______________________________
    If teams REALLY think like this they are dumb, IMO. It’s one thing to float a rumor out there about interest or something but to have real actual time devoted to elaborate smokescreens to please fans is silly. Teams should think ONLY of what’s good for THEIR TEAM in THEIR SITUATION with their specific circumstances…not be reactionary like that which is a waste of everyone’s time.

  42. backstageatapuppetshow says: Mar 12, 2012 4:59 PM

    “You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.”

  43. kc4life7 says: Mar 12, 2012 4:59 PM

    Mike Kils has no clue what he’s talking about. He’s just trying to get himself national attention.

    No one knows what Peyton is thinking. It’s even more apparent after the events today.

  44. nedfrog says: Mar 12, 2012 4:59 PM

    Can someone direct me to a credible source that says the 49ers are pursuing Manning?

    All I have heard on the matter is SF’s front office explicitly stating they’re aren’t interested in Manning, and working hard to resign Alex before the start of free agency.

    Major smokescreen, I guess?

  45. preventoffense says: Mar 12, 2012 4:59 PM

    Report: I inquired about food today. Good thing because I sort of have to eat to survive. This is news? I wonder how many other teams at least inquired about Manning?

  46. livebyfaithnotsight says: Mar 12, 2012 5:01 PM

    I thought the Texans, Niners, and Ravens should’ve been the first 3 teams in line from the get-go. I think Peyton will end up in Houston; and that they’ll get a championship within the next 2 years. So glad the Texans finally stepped up. I really didn’t want to see him go to Denver or Arizona; where he probably wouldn’t get another legit shot at a Super Bowl.

  47. gjp2030 says: Mar 12, 2012 5:01 PM

    ohh so yesterday klis reports it’s down to two teams. Now he reports it’s down to six teams. Stop promoting this joke of a reporter and get some real information.

  48. boilerup1869 says: Mar 12, 2012 5:03 PM

    Every team should inquire about Peyton, if nothing else than to drive up the price for a competitor.

  49. makhan250 says: Mar 12, 2012 5:03 PM

    This is a little messed up. Not going to lie. It stinks and I don’t like it.

  50. darthobama says: Mar 12, 2012 5:04 PM

    So some newspaper hack in DENVER reports an breaking news scoop about HOUSTON and u just swallow it? The local media in HOUSTON is already reporting that this is total poop

  51. sbxxix says: Mar 12, 2012 5:04 PM

    When did the 49ers get in this race. I didn’t even know they were going after him

  52. Deb says: Mar 12, 2012 5:05 PM

    @emmettotter …

    With a healthy Peyton Manning? It’s not a stretch–certainly not for the Texans. Good grief, look what they accomplished last season with a third-string QB! If they hadn’t lost Schaub, I think they would have represented the AFC in the Super Bowl.

    But no one has seen Peyton throw … and we have to wonder why? Considering how well they’re doing with Schaub and Smith, do the Texans and 49ers want to gamble what’s not broken on a QB who might not be able to perform?

  53. watermelon1 says: Mar 12, 2012 5:07 PM

    This is more like it. Truth is, any team that doesn’t have Brady, Brees, or Rodgers SHOULD be inquiring about Peyton Manning.

    And as a football fan, I sure hope he goes to a team that deserves him like the Texans.

    While it would be nice to see if he can pretty much carry an entire team of scrubs by himself like he did in Indy… I’d rather see another team there to compete so the Patriots aren’t gifted another trip to the Super Bowl on the AFC side.

  54. bobhk says: Mar 12, 2012 5:09 PM

    emmettotter says:
    Mar 12, 2012 4:46 PM
    “Either team would instantly become the odds-on favorite to win their conference championship with a healthy Peyton in the fold.”

    _________________

    That may be a stretch.
    —–
    Why would that be a stretch? Texans made it to divisional round with a third string QB. Niners barely lost in the NFC title game.

    I would think both teams would be a lot stronger. Texans would most definitely be head of the line in the weak AFC.

  55. astrosfan75956 says: Mar 12, 2012 5:13 PM

    The Texans would be PERFECT!

  56. hawkitnow says: Mar 12, 2012 5:14 PM

    i would love to see the “decision” live on espn like lebron had. make it a crazy spectacle and have him turned into a villain.

  57. armchairqb says: Mar 12, 2012 5:19 PM

    When the guy who’s been single-handedly blocking your path to a division title is suddenly playing QB on your team, you’ve definitely made a major upgrade to your team.

    If Manning can get past having to stick it to the Colts twice a year, this is the absolute PERFECT match. Dome team, same division, great running game, great WR talent, solid D.

    Sign it now, Peyton. Do it!

  58. vikingsprimetime says: Mar 12, 2012 5:24 PM

    You keep saying these teams are favorites to win their conference with Manning on them, but the Colts had really good teams in the 2000’s and they were not winning their conference every year. Get a clue, moron

  59. theytukrjobs says: Mar 12, 2012 5:24 PM

    49ers took the SB champs to overtime in the NFC Championship game during the first season with a new system. Their goal is to get one play better than last season.

    Spending 10% of their salary cap on a player that might not be able to play a single game for the chance at upgrading the passing game is hugely retarded. Too risky for them. They are already contenders.

    This move only makes mathmatical sense for a team that can’t reasonably contend without a huge QB upgrade.

    Yes the 49ers would be insanely scary with a healthy Manning. But they are already arguably the 2nd or 3rd best team in football. If they take Peyton and he fails they don’t even make the playoffs. Too risky.

  60. rcampore says: Mar 12, 2012 5:25 PM

    theuglitruth says: Mar 12, 2012 4:51 PM

    It’s official…it’s Peyton Manning Circus week. It’s Farve-revisited…no thanks! Any chance we can get back to football?

    ____________________________________

    Really dude?? One of the greatest football players of all time is a free agent and this is not football related??

    If you don’t want to read about him, then you should probably not type in this website url, take the time to sign in and respond to the post.

  61. lowleadman says: Mar 12, 2012 5:28 PM

    After careful and long, agonizing thought, Peyton hs finally decided where he is going to play in 2012.

    And the winner is…….Indianapolis!!

    It’s my ball and I don’t wanna go. You make the otherguy sit down and I am going to play. It’s my ball. It’s my ball. It’s my ball!!

  62. WestCoastVet says: Mar 12, 2012 5:43 PM

    @wipackman1265

    “Packers are the best team in NFC easily”

    Is that why they won the SB? Oh wait… That’s right. Another NFC team did

  63. trojan33sc says: Mar 12, 2012 5:57 PM

    Previously, the Texans had said they have no interest in Manning. Their interest possibly has been sparked by the Titans’ interest. If nothing else, the Texans need to make it look like they tried to get Peyton, in the event he ends up with the Titans and lead them to the AFC South title.
    ***********************************************

    By that logic then shouldn’t the Charger’s inquire also as Peyton has visited the Bronco’s and the Chief’s have expressed interest ???!!!! Nobody knows anything until Peyton signs a contract. LOL

  64. snikerbotloot says: Mar 12, 2012 6:23 PM

    Mike – you’re not nuts. In my mind the TEXANS are the most QB needy team in the league when you take into account they were held back in the playoffs last year due to their QB situation.

  65. grimmlock42 says: Mar 12, 2012 8:54 PM

    To be remembered as the guy that helped the texans win their first superbowl will make him an icon in Houston for years and years to come.

  66. pecosbob says: Mar 12, 2012 9:07 PM

    Codswallop

  67. wesleya17 says: Mar 12, 2012 9:18 PM

    so Mike You can’t take the truth from a Houston TEXAN FAN you post my last comment then read it and take it down because it doesn’t fit the crap you are try to spead about some DENVER report wants to spread.

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