Your move, Peyton.
This year's top NFL free agent heard four teams' pitches in person. Owners squired him around the country on private jets. Politicians have weighed in. Fans are growing restless.
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The Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins are also awaiting word from Manning, the only four-time MVP in NFL history. If there's no word from Manning by Friday, the Cardinals might have to move on. That's because Arizona will need to decide by 4 p.m. ET whether to release quarterback Kevin Kolb, who will be due $7 million if he is on the roster Saturday.
In a move that the Titans can only hope will help their efforts to attract Manning, they improved their offensive line by signing free-agent guard Steve Hutchinson on Thursday. He is a five-time All Pro who spent the past six seasons with Minnesota before being released Saturday.
Titans owner Bud Adams later told KHOU-11 Sports in Houston that he had offered Manning a contract "for life" and added that he "feels great" about the team's chance of signing Manning.
If Manning wants to feel wanted, there is no shortage of wooing going on.
"I'm the governor; I'm not supposed to be getting involved in sports issues. Although I did hear that my buddy (Tennessee Gov.) Bill Haslam was calling Manning, trying to call Manning, to encourage him to come to Tennessee," Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a telephone interview.
Asked whether he would make a similar attempt, Hickenlooper replied: "Oh, sure. If I could get his number."
In Tennessee, meanwhile, state lawmakers passed a resolution calling on Manning to sign with the Titans.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.