San Francisco GM Jed York stirred the pot a little bit earlier this week with a humorous and misleading allusion to Peyton Manning and the 49ers.
Former Colt Pro Bowl QB throwing for #49ers tomorrow. Just to clarify, Coach Harbaugh is turning into Capt Comeback to throw to Randy Moss— Jed York (@JedYork) March 12, 2012
In hindsight, that little joke might have been a little bit of foreshadowing, as the 49ers have now been outed as the third horse in the race for Peyton Manning, along with the Titans and Broncos. With rumors circulating that Manning may be asking for upwards of $60 million in the first two years of his contract, some fans may be rightfully concerned with his ability to throw the football. Don't worry, Bronco's GM John Elway put our minds at ease today.
We enjoyed visiting with Peyton today in N.C. He threw the ball great and looked very comfortable out there.— John Elway (@johnelway) March 16, 2012
Watching him throw today was the next step in this important process for our team and Peyton. It was a productive visit and went well.— John Elway (@johnelway) March 16, 2012
For more on the Niners chances to sign Peyton, head over to Niners Nation.