DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning wants to play for the Denver Broncos in Act II of his outstanding career.
A person with knowledge of the discussions said the NFL’s only four-time MVP, and the year’s most sought-after free agent, called Broncos executive John Elway on Monday morning and told him he had decided to come to Denver.
Another person briefed on negotiations said Manning also called Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams and told him that he had picked the Broncos. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly about teams’ efforts to lure Manning.
Adams released a statement Monday confirming the Titans were out of the running and later told The Tennessean: “He called me himself and told me he wasn’t coming, that he made his mind up to go with Denver.”
Besides the Titans, the San Francisco 49ers also had been a…
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