Peyton Manning could be in orange and blue by the end of the week. (Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)

Manning's Top Choices Are Denver, Arizona

It may be no surprise, but the teams in the lead to most likely land Peyton Manning are the Denver Broncos and the Arizona Cardinals – the two teams that Manning has visited with.

According to Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Seattle Seahawks are trying to set up a meeting with Manning, but their request has not been granted. Additionally,

“One source who spoke with Manning prior to his visit with the Cardinals said ‘his gut is that Manning is leaning toward Denver.’” – ESPN 

It helps that John Elway is in the front office, a man who has won two Super Bowls in his late 30s. It also helps that John Fox is a defensive minded head coach who will likely willingly hand the offense over to Manning.

Arizona has its own strengths, however. They have arguably the best receiver in the game in Larry Fitzgerald. They play in a stadium that can be converted to a dome (Manning won 70% of his games at Lucas Oil, a domed stadium). He’s also close with Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Manning is coming close to making his decision. He will arrive back in Miami (he has a house there) and possibly meet with the Dolphins early this week. However, sources say that Denver and Arizona are his top 2 choices.

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  • Colleen Long

    And someone else is twittering that he is going to AZ….

  • Colleen Long

    @dmac1043 you see this? RT @Gambo620: No details boys and girls just had a good nfl source saying Peyton to Arizona based on conference call today I’m awaiting more info

  • bigfutureE

    @TioKvsKO *salty

  • TioKvsKO

    @bigfutureE lol thank you Jim Irsay :)

  • bigfutureE

    @TioKvsKO lol F both of u

  • Tim Freeman

    This is gonna get pretty interesting.

  • Sally Weightman Bugg

    If the broncos take manning over Tebow, I will never watch them as long as elway is there . What a jerk !!!!

  • vette2112

    i hate John Elway i used to love the man i would always say if elway ran for president i would vote for him but that was then now all i see is a jelous ego maniac who will stab the whole fan base in the back to get his guy in there at qb listen to us elway we dont want a stop gap player we want to build a dynasty your not doing that with a over the hill guy like manning get on board or get out of our state the way he treated his wife shows alot about his charicter as a man.