Report: Seattle Seahawks Ready To Spend To Get Peyton Manning
The Seahawks are interested in Peyton Manning and are willing to spend big money to draw him to Seattle, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.
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Manning, a four-time NFL Most Valuable Player, is expected to be released by the Indianapolis Colts today at noon. At that time, it is believed there are at least half a dozen teams who are expected to heavily pursue the quarterback.
Last season the Seahawks finished 7-9, third place in the NFC West. Tavaris Jackson served as the team’s starting quarterback, posting a 79.2 quarterback rating in 15 games. Jackson, however, battled through injuries most of the season. Manning missed the entirety of the 2011 due to a neck procedure he underwent prior to the season. As a result, the Colts finished the year 2-14, tied for the worst record in the NFL. The Colts will release Manning instead of paying him the $28 million roster bonus he is owed this season.