Report: Peyton Manning to choose team within a week, prefers AFC

Let’s make no mistake. Peyton Manning already knows where he’s playing next season. He may put on the dog and pony show over the next week, but his mind is already made up.  But for the sake of this report from ESPN, we’ll go through the motions of discussing Peyton’s options.

According to the report, 12 teams have reached out to the Manning camp which shouldn’t be a surprise. But the most revealing part of the report is that Manning prefers playing in the AFC over the NFC.

Peyton Manning’s camp is aiming to make a decision on where he will play next season within the next week, according to sources, who add that while Manning prefers to stay in the AFC, he is open to playing in the NFC.

Sources say 12 teams reached out to Manning’s representatives on Wednesday, after he was released, to gauge his interest in playing for their teams. Many of the teams already have been publicized, but some inevitably will want to keep it secret.

Of those 12 teams, sources tell ESPN that the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and New York Jets have actually been in contact with Manning’s representatives.

For our money, Miami looks to be the favorite. In fact, they even think they are the favorite. Wonder why they think that…

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