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Jets to kick tires on Manning?

Posted by Chris Brown on February 29, 2012 – 11:54 am

The speculation in the world of the New York media is only getting to intensify as the Colts’ big decision on March 8th draws closer, but the latest report, courtesy of the New York Post, is that the Jets will look as improving their quarterback situation with Peyton Manning a likely target should he be released by Indianapolis.

Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum apparently would not rule out acquiring Peyton Manning saying that the club would look “very carefully” at the quarterback position. Tannenbaum said he anticipates that Mark Sanchez will be their starting QB in 2012, but certainly left the door open with this comment on ESPN Radio.

“We don’t need to bring in another guy to make Mark Sanchez great. Mark Sanchez wants to be great because that’s who he is,” Tannenbaum said on ESPN Radio. “With that said, we’re looking at that position very carefully and I wouldn’t be surprised if at the end of the day, by September, that position group as a whole looks a little bit different than it did at the end of the 2011 season.”

Tannenbaum also said,  “When we have opportunities to improve our team that’s what we’re going to do. My philosophy is you’ve got to be aggressive, you have to know what’s going on out there, and you have to look for opportunities.”

Just a few years ago Tannenbaum was the one who pulled off the acquisition of Brett Favre from the Packers, so there’s a track record of New York pursuing top flight veteran quarterbacks before.

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