Report: Jets Out Of Peyton Manning Sweepstakes

Saturday March 10th, 2012

The New York Jets are out of the running to sign free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

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The Jets already have quarterback Mark Sanchez on the roster, but the team has been rumored to be interested in Manning. This week, LaDainian Tomlinson said Sanchez would ask for his release if the team signed Manning and former Jets quarterback Joe Namath backed Sanchez, saying the team should stick with the young quarterback. “Mark’s going to be around a while,” Namath said. “His demeanor was angry last year with all the things going on behind the scenes. His feelings were clearly hurt. I hope they work through all that because I’m rooting for him. I don’t see Peyton coming to the Jets.”

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