Titans meet with Manning in Nashville
The Tennessee Titans are reportedly putting their financial future on the line to win the Peyton Manning sweepstakes.
Houston station KHOU is reporting that Titans owner Bud Adams offered the former University of Tennessee star a contract "for life" to join the team.
Manning met with Titans head coach Mike Munchak and other team personnel in Nashville Wednesday.
Manning walked out of the building with coach Mike Munchak at 10:05 p.m. EDT and waved to about 50 fans who had gathered along the fence hoping for a glimpse of the quarterback. They yelled out his name, and he waved at them before getting into Munchak's SUV and driving away through a back gate.
Titans spokesman Robbie Bohren declined to comment after Manning departed.
Adams says Tennessee fans have a lot of respect for Manning and it would be a perfect landing place for the future Hall of Famer.
Manning has also visited the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins.
The next move is up to the four-time NFL MVP.
Whether he was flying back to North Carolina wasn't immediately clear. The Titans' plane had been scheduled for another trip back to the Raleigh-Durham airport earlier Wednesday night without a departure.
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