Now that Peyton Manning has been let go by the Indianapolis Colts, expect around a dozen NFL teams to start pursuing one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. A lot of teams have an urgent need at quarterback, and there are plenty of teams who are willing to take a chance in Manning to try and take a swing at a potential Super Bowl run if Manning can regain his health.
But one of those teams withdrawing themselves from the Manning sweepstakes are the San Francisco 49ers. Looks like the organization is committed to keeping Alex Smith as their starter and work with the team they have.
RT @KNBR: #49ers GM Trent Baalke on KNBR earlier today: "We haven't had Peyton in here, nor are we talking about those things internally."— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) March 6, 2012
I guess it wouldn't really make much sense for the 49ers to get Manning. Why does Alex Smith need such a high-profile backup anyway?
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