Report: Manning offered ‘contract for life’

March, 15, 2012
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Bud Adams is offering Peyton Manning a "contract for life," according to KHOU’s Matt Musil, who spoke to the Titans owner.

Adams expressed confidence that the Titans will land the quarterback, said he doesn’t have reservations about where Manning’s arm will be come September and added that while he likes Jake Locker he feels his team needs to “go for it.”

Nashville is on Peyton Watch and the conversation about whether he'll join the Titans is eclipsing March Madness, despite the fact that two Nashville teams -- Belmont and Vanderbilt -- are in the tournament and Bridgestone Arena is hosting games Friday and Sunday.

Adams' comment to Musil echos what he said when he went public with his desire for Manning on Sunday.

He told Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean: "I want him to come work for us as long as he lives."

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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