"He is the man I want. Period," Adams told the newspaper. "And the people that work for me understand that. They know who I want. I want Mr. Manning with the Titans and I will be disappointed if it doesn't happen."
Adams told the newspaper he has reached out to Manning's agent, Tom Condon, and wants the quarterback to visit the Titans.
But his boss seems to think otherwise.
"I hope to be one of the teams he looks at," Adams told the newspaper. "Since he went to school in Tennessee I think Tennessee is where he should be. I think he could play for two or three years. I think he's the guy that could come in and turn this around for us.
"That's why I am so anxious to get him to come visit with us and I want him on my team. I could sit down with him and show him what (we'd be willing to pay). If he would come (meet) with me he would be happy with what he'd get."
Adams even said he wants Manning to take a position in the front office when he retires from playing.
"I want him to be with me the rest of his working period of his life," Adams said, "even when he doesn't want to play anymore."
NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported Manning is set to return to Miami on Sunday and could meet soon with the Dolphins, according to league sources. As the field narrows among the suitors for Manning, other teams -- beyond the Broncos, Cardinals and Dolphins -- are still relatively in the dark about the process and are uncertain they will get a meeting, league sources told La Canfora.