Young described Manning's workout session with the 49ers on Tuesday as an under-the-radar affair that helped solidify San Francisco's position in the race.
"They didn't get in the front pages," Young said. "They know that they are the best answer for Peyton Manning. They know they have the best defense in the league to offer. They know they have the offensive weapons. They know they have Jim Harbaugh. They know all the pieces in place for Peyton Manning. It is the best opportunity for Peyton Manning. They knew it, and they waited for the wannabes to exhaust themselves, and then they came in right at the end, and thatâs why I think they'll probably land him at this point."
Harbaugh throwing to Manning is an intriguing image, considering the 49ers coach quarterbacked the Colts before Manning's arrival in Indianapolis in 1998. Now, despite reports that Manning would rather stay in the AFC to avoid stealing Eli Manning's thunder, Young believes San Francisco is the perfect fit.