The Seahawks Tried To Sign Peyton Manning Two Years Ago

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When he became a free agent two years ago, Peyton Manning quickly narrowed his list to the Broncos, Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks also wanted an opportunity to sign Manning. So they parked a jet at a Denver-area airport, hoping to get an audience with Manning, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

“He called me,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Friday before stifling a laugh. “And it pretty much went downhill from there.”

Manning chose the Broncos, a decision that dramatically influenced the matchup in Super Bowl XLVIII next weekend. The Seahawks moved on and signed Matt Flynn, then hedged their bet by drafting Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson in the fourth round


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One Response to “The Seahawks Tried To Sign Peyton Manning Two Years Ago”

  1. Jim says:

    Wilson was drafted in the third round.

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