Stop the (cyber) presses!
According to our corporate cousins at Pro Football Talk, Peyton Manning has not told the Redskins to take him out of consideration for their open quarterback job.
Mike Florio said that “a source with knowledge of the situation” told him that a report from earlier in the day that Manning told the Redskins that he will not play for them is not true.
We will see how this story shakes out as it makes its way through the 24/7 news cycle. It is entire possible that Manning is genuinely interested in hearing a pitch from Mike Shanahan and company.
But a cynic might suggest that the more teams that are in the bidding the higher the price it will take to secure Manning’s services will go so perhaps the Redskins are being kept at the table as a shill.