Looks like the Cleveland Browns are finally going for a proven QB, problem is the guy they’re going for has nothing left to prove.
That’s because the QB is future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning who—while it’s no secret his playing days are well behind him—people close to him confirm is looking to get into an NFL front office.
And the Browns want it to be theirs.
According to CBS Sports, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has “very strong and sincere” interest in pursuing Manning for a top executive role with the team. Haslam is said to be “desperate” to put together a football operations department and coaching staff that can win, and he obviously feels Manning can play a big part in accomplishing that goal.
And Manning—as they say—is “into it” as friends and former teammates say they believe Manning will either become an executive or part owner of an NFL team at some point.
Which is probably why the Browns are not the only team he’s been linked to as the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints are believed to interest the five-time NFL MVP as well.
So where will he ultimately go?
Probably anywhere he wants – as it’s hard to imagine Manning would have a shortage of suitors if and when he does decide to go the John Elway route. This is probably why Haslam is even said to be willing to give him an ownership stake in the Browns.
Wow—talk about getting in when stock is at an all-time low.
Source: CBS Sports