The Kansas City Chiefs were the first team to offer Peyton Manning a completed contract on Thursday, according to Brandon Spano of MileHighSports.com.
It was reported Thursday morning that the Chiefs had already contacted Manning, mere hours after he was officially available. The Chiefs signed quarterback Matt Cassel to a six-year, $62.7 million contract in 2009, but a hand injury sidelined him for much of the 2011 season.
A number of teams – the Chiefs, Broncos, Cardinals, Redskins and Dolphins, among others - have already shown interest in Manning, who was released by the Colts this week. Manning is expected to make a decision on a new team within a week