After conflicting reports regarding whether the Texans will or won’t pursue quarterback Peyton Manning, the boss has spoken.
Owner Bob McNair said Tuesday on SportsRadio 610 in Houston that the Texans have no interest in Peyton Manning.
“Well, that’s not surprising,” McNair said regarding the notion that Manning would want to play for the Texans. “After all, he played in our division. He knows our club. And if there were an ideal club for him to be with, if it was just his decision alone, it would be the Texans. Because they’d give him the best chance to win, and that’s really what he’s looking for. But we have a quarterback that we’re happy with. The teams that he’s talking to are the teams that don’t have a quarterback, and they’re taking the risk of bringing a player in perhaps that haven’t even worked out.”
It’s fine if the Texans don’t want Manning, but McNair went a little too far and came off as more than a little strident.
Why not simply say we’re not interested? Instead, McNair essentially proclaimed that Manning should be interested in the Texans if Peyton wants to win but that they’ll take Matt Schaub over Peyton Manning.
McNair’s words also could be dusted off if/when the Texans play the Cardinals and Kevin Kolb, the Broncos and Tim Tebow, or (twice per year) the Titans and Matt Hasselbeck/Jake Locker.