ESPN's Adam Schefter created a video that tries to break down which teams he thinks Peyton Manning could end up with. Schefter name-checks every NFL franchise as he whittles them down to the two favorites and the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers come up along the way.
Here's what Schefter had to say about the Raiders and 49ers specifically:
The Bay Area would be attractive but the 49ers seem determined to stick with Alex Smith while the Raiders have already invested in Carson Palmer, so San Francisco and Oakland are not expected to be options.
Schefter thinks it's ultimately a battle between the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins with Miami as the favorite. Of course, it's still way too early in the process to know for sure and that's assuming Manning is in fact released by the Colts.
To discuss Manning being on the 49ers, go to Niners Nation. To discuss Manning being a Raider, check out Silver and Black Pride.