Peyton Manning stock watch: Who's the favorite right now?

NFL.com is tracking the stock of Peyton Manning as he makes his free-agency tours. Teams are ranked by the chances the four-time NFL MVP will end up signing with them. The stock arrows indicate the most recent developments by the suitors still in the race for Manning.

  • Why the Titans are a good fit: Manning is beloved in the state of Tennessee, knows the division and would play the Colts twice a year. Owner Bud Adams is calling all the shots and says he will do whatever it takes to sign Manning to a deal.
  **Why the [Titans](/teams/tennesseetitans/profile?team=TEN) are a bad fit:** Hard to see Adams winning a bidding war. 
  **Latest news:** Manning 
  [worked out for the Titans](http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d827aadd9) on Saturday. General manager Ruston Webster later said Manning "looked comfortable throwing the ball," echoing a statement from 
  [Broncos](/teams/denverbroncos/profile?team=DEN) vice president John Elway, who watched Manning throw on Friday. Earlier in the week, the 
  [Titans signed](http://blogs.nfl.com/2012/03/15/titans-hutchinson-agree-to-three-year-deal/) Steve Hutchinson. While it could mean nothing, Tennessee initially had interest in the 
  [Pro Bowl](http://www.nfl.com/probowl) guard because the team believed he could help land Manning. 
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  • Why the Broncos are a good fit: With a power running game and an improving defense, this makes sense.
  **Why the [Broncos](/teams/denverbroncos/profile?team=DEN) are a bad fit:** Manning's agency also reps Tim Tebow, and that would get 
  *really* awkward. Plus, there's snow and an outdoor stadium. 
  **Latest news:** The 
  [Broncos](/teams/denverbroncos/profile?team=DEN) 
  [chartered a flight Friday morning](http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d827a4803), bound for North Carolina, where team representatives, including John Elway, watched Manning work out. Afterward, Elway tweeted that Manning "threw the ball great," and "watching him throw today was the next step in this important process for our team and Peyton. It was a productive visit and went well." 
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  • Why the 49ers are a good fit: They have a championship-ready defense, a Coach of the Year winner and some pretty decent pieces on offense.
  **Why the [49ers](/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF) are a bad fit:** Talk about Randy Moss and Mario Manningham all you want, but the 
  [49ers](/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF) don't have a great receiving corps. Also, Manning would be competing with his brother for the NFC title, something of which he reportedly wouldn't be fond. 
  **Latest news:** The 
  [49ers](/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF) could have a new quarterback in 2012 even if Manning isn't headed for San Francisco. 
  [Alex Smith](http://www.nfl.com/player/alexsmith/2506340/profile) 
  [visited the Miami Dolphins](09000d5d827adbd8) on Sunday for 5½ hours. The 
  [49ers](/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF) 
  [became a surprise player](http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d827a5f69) in the Manning sweepstakes after coach Jim Harbaugh worked out the quarterback Tuesday. Team doctors examined Manning on Wednesday, and news of the team's interest didn't come out until Friday. Former 
  [49ers](/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF) quarterback Steve Young 
  [believes the Niners are in the driver's seat](http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d827aa71a) for Manning's services. 
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