Posted Wed Mar 14th by Monty
This Peyton Manning sweepstakes is getting a little desperate.
First, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (half-facetiously) offered to play for free to get Manning in Denver. Now, Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams has gone the other way — and there’s nothing facetious about it.
The 89-year-old is reportedly offering Manning a contract “for life” if the future Hall of Famer will sign with Tennessee, KHOU Houston reports. While the CBA presumably restricts those types of deals in player contracts, Adams and family are seriously considering offering Manning a minority ownership in the club, according to reports.
We would presume that sort of negotiating would also be in violation of the CBA, but enough buzz has been gathering around this part of Adams’ plan to give us pause. Perhaps the billionaire knows a bit more about big business than we do; perhaps he has found a loophole. He told KHOU he “feels great” about the Titans’ chances of winning Manning, after all.
So, Manning, what will it be?