Peyton Manning doesn’t believe the Kansas City Chiefs are a Super Bowl team…
Not even with him at quarterback. In fact, he said yesterday the Chiefs were OUT! WITHOUT EVEN A SIT DOWN OR VISIT.
Wow, what a slap in the face to his agent Tom Condon‘s former team. Condon played his entire career with KC as an offensive lineman. And sources close to the super agent had just told me KC was definitely in the running.
Manning apparently will even skip talking to his hometown team the Miami Dolphins.
The Broncos are the better of the two teams Manning is interested in playing for. They have a strong defense. Their offense is fair, but not like the great receiving group the Chiefs have.
In fact the Chiefs are really better than Denver everywhere but the offensive line.
Kansas City in my opinion is a much better team than either the Broncos or Arizona.
So much so that the Kansas City Star on Sunday pretty much re-wrote my column from last week explaining for the exact same reasons I did, why Manning should be a Chief.
This quick decision by Manning is both odd and sad.
We’ll probably never know why Manning won’t even listen to an offer from Kansas City.
But his agent might have gone the other way to avoid possible problems with Chiefs front office.
Remember, Condon once had several Chiefs under contract, including Tony Gonzalez. So he’s well aware of what it’s like to deal with Pioli and maybe the front office issues were too much for Manning to mess with.
This much we do know, a healthy Peyton Manning at Denver will likely end the chances of a Chiefs division title this season.
Someone sent me word that the Chiefs magic number in Vegas this year is 9. Last year it was 7 1/2.
With Peyton at Denver, boy, that would be another bad break for the Chiefs. It would make our division one of the best out there next season. Remember Oakland is a tough out as well and so are the Chargers.
I’m really disappointed, how about you?