Peyton set to meet with Cards

Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. (REUTERS/Brent Smith)

Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. (REUTERS/Brent Smith)

John Kryk, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:46 PM ET

After two days of riding the Broncos, Peyton Manning on Saturday night was about to fly with the Cardinals.

Then dive in with the Dolphins.

Yes, Peyton Watch continues. And it's quickly becoming clear which teams he's interested in.

Short answer: not many.

Denver, Arizona and Miami. And that might be it.

Reports have indicated Manning wants to pick a suitor by no later than Tuesday at 4 p.m. EST, when other free agents become available. That's so the team he signs with can dangle the Peyton carrot to the cream of the crop at the get-go.

Reports agreed that Manning had spent Friday night in Denver, and that he met with Broncos management again for a good chunk of Saturday — presumably including front-office executive John Elway.

FoxSport.com's Jay Glazer reported early Saturday evening that Manning was about to fly to Phoenix to meet with head coach Ken Whisenhunt before day's end.

Former star QB Kurt Warner and current Cards superstar WR Larry Fitzgerald were tweeting Saturday from Warner's charity event in Phoenix, and speculation was they might be available to help sweet-talk No. 18.

FoxSport.com's Alex Marvez, who has been breaking news on Peyton Watch all week, tweeted Saturday night that he believed Manning would still meet with the Dolphins. And ProFootballTalk.com later broke the news that Manning had no other plans after meeting with the Cards, and was expected to fly back to his winter condo in Miami afterward.

What Manning's two other most interested suitors? Glazer tweeted that Manning's reps have been in touch with Seattle, but all appears quiet on the Kansas City front.

The betting here is we'll know as early as late Sunday, more likely on Monday — or Tuesday latest.

 


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