Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hart acknowledged his team’s interest in free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning in an interview with CNBC’s Darren Rovell that will air Friday night.
“He’s one of the greatest players in the history of the league,” Hunt told Rovell. “He’s also an incredible person. We feel really good about the team we have in Kansas City going into the 2012 season, but we’ll look for any opportunity to improve and, of course, that includes Peyton Manning.”
It was reported that the Chiefs offered Manning a contract on Thursday, but Hunt would not confirm or deny that report.
“I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to talk about discussions at this point, but he is somebody that we’ll talk to,” Hunt said. The Chiefs are among the many teams said to be interested in Manning’s services, but one report stated that it was a two-team race: Arizona and Miami. Manning is visiting the Denver Broncos on Friday night and has trips planned for Arizona and Miami.