The finalists appear to be the Broncos, Titans, and 49ers.
Ironically those weren’t the three favorites going into the chase for Manning, but when lifetime contracts and $30 million guarantees are being thrown around things change.
Common sense would say the 49ers would be the best team for Manning. They were a couple of muff punts from being in the Super Bowl, but what I have learned is things change from year to year.
How will the 49ers handle their success will be a big question.
A healthy Manning is obviously better than Alex Smith, but if you go with Manning, you are going all in without a parachute. It will be all over soon and then the question becomes not who Manning is going to play with, but can he play at all.