Still, fans of the Titans who also follow the NFL's only four-time MVP are starting an ad campaign in Indianapolis hoping to convince Manning to return to Tennessee.
"It's kind of evident to the sports world they're going to let Peyton go -- they're not going to pay him the money that he's due and he's going to be a free agent," Todd Mayo said Monday. "All the sports talk guys are saying he could go to Arizona and Washington and every place but Tennessee. We've got a young quarterback here at the Titans.
"If you could upgrade your team with the caliber of Peyton, why would you not?"
Mayo said he and his brother, Griffin, spent the weekend designing the website ComeHomePeyton.com and recorded a couple parody songs, including one to the Eminem hit "Lose Yourself."
"Call it fan-vertising if you will, but kind of a concept to put the power in the fans' hands and let Peyton know how much he's wanted in the state of Tennessee for the Titans," Mayo said. "Of course, he played at Tennessee. I'm from Memphis, went to school at Tennessee in Knoxville and live in Nashville ... I love Tennessee, and it's kind of one of those things you would like to affect positive change from the power of fans coming together."
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