All of the effort to bring Peyton Manning back to Tennessee failed. Despite Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams trying to give Manning a lifetime contract, Manning signed with the Denver Broncos.
Many in East Tennessee wanted to see Manning sign with the Titans just so they would feel like he “came back home.” Unfortunately for Big Orange Country, Manning will not be playing for another Tennessee football team. Despite fans waiting outside the Titans facility and yelling Tennessee-Vol chants and Manning wearing an orange shirt to the visit, he still decided to head further west and joined in the AFC West.
Manning fans who watched Peyton play at Titans stadium might have to take a longer roadtrip to see their favorite Tennessee Volunteer play quarterback as the Titans and Broncos do not play each other in the regular season. Barring a matchup in the playoffs, Peyton will not play against Tennessee for at least another year.