Did the Eagles Pursue Peyton Manning?
Coach Andy Reid downplayed a report that the Eagles looked into signing Peyton Manning earlier this month. The team sent out a statement soon after a LA Times report came out today about the Eagles being interested in Manning.
“We look into everything, as all teams do. And I have the highest regard for Peyton Manning. But as I said publicly last month, that wasn’t the direction we were heading in. Michael is our guy.”
“As far as the personnel control, I have had final say on personnel matters for quite some time here and that’s never been an issue or a point of contention.”
“Our front office works very well together and that’s one of our strengths.”
So the big question becomes, did the Eagles really have interest in Manning and what does that mean for Mike Vick's future in Philadelphia?