Despite a report that Peyton Manning would pick his team early this week, the top three teams in the Manning sweepstakes are still unsure when he’ll make his decision.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen (via Adam Schefter), Manning still has not informed any of the three teams — the 49ers, Titans and Broncos — when to expect a decision.
From the beginning, it’s been clear that the Manning chase is going to be done Manning’s way. He visited teams on his schedule and allowed teams to watch him throw on his schedule, and now he’s going to sign on his schedule. Any team that doesn’t like it is free to drop out of the Manning sweepstakes, but the 49ers, Titans and Broncos are staying in.
So while Manning may still end up deciding early this week, that’s going to be Manning’s decision alone. And he’ll tell the 49ers, Titans and Broncos when he’s ready to tell them.
And fans who are getting tired of the Manning sweepstakes have no assurances that the whole thing will come to an end any time soon.