Mark Schlereth, former Broncos offensive lineman and ESPN analyst, thinks the Kansas City Chiefs have a legitimate chance in landing recently-released Peyton Manning. Schlereth took to the social media site, Twitter, on Friday morning to post his opinions.
“I also like manning in KC think they have a real shot…don’t think so in Denver as much,” tweeted Schlereth.
Schlereth tweet comes a day after news broke on social media that the Chiefs were the only team to have offered Manning a complete contract on Thursday. There were a reported 12 teams who contacted Manning’s camp yesterday after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts. Schlereth also said if Manning chose to go to Houston, the Texans would be the favorites to win the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs interest in Manning isn’t anything new. Head coach Romeo Crennel was interviewed at the NFL combine where he said:
“I’m not supposed to talk about anybody else’s players, and he’s still a player with Indianapolis,” Crennel said, referring to the league’s tampering rules. “But with a talent like that, I would be crazy not to consider it if he were available. I’ll leave it at that.”
The Chiefs just missed the playoffs last year finishing the season 7-9.