Report: Peyton Manning offered ‘contract for life’ in Tennessee

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DENVER – The waiting continues.

Dressed in University of Tennessee orange, Peyton Manning visited Nashville Wednesday for a meeting with the Tennessee Titans as he mulls his future.

KHOU-TV in Houston reports Titans owner Bud Adams offered Manning a “contract for life” to stay in Tennessee where he played in college.

Titans coach Mike Munchak, general manager Ruston Webster and CEO Mike Reinfeldt flew in a private jet to Raleigh-Durham where they picked up Manning and then returned to Nashville.

Manning spent roughly 8 hours at the Titans’ facility – the longest of any of his team visits. The team’s doctor was also present, ESPN reports.

Adams told WSMV-TV in Nashville that he thinks Manning was “very pleased” with what he saw from the Titans.

“He’s going to make his mind up, I think, fairly soon,” Adams told WSMV-TV. “Hopefully we’d be in the running there.”

Tennessee is the fourth team Manning has publicly met with over the past week as he considers where to play next season.

The 11-time Pro Bowler and four-time league MVP has also visited with the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins.

The NFL’s free agency period started Tuesday.

Former Pro Bowl safety and Denver resident John Lynch, who considers Manning a close friend, says he doesn’t fault the future Hall of Famer for taking his time.

“Looking for a new team…there’s so much that goes into it,” Lynch told FOX31 Denver. “He has kids. Where are they going to school? Where are (they) going to live? There’s so much that goes into it. He’s a smart guy. He’s going to make a good decision.”

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