The biggest free agent in NFL history has been making his rounds visiting with potential teams. Peyton Manning, former quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, has the Tennessee Titans as one of his possible landing spots and it appears that Nissan North America is helping make that happen.
While the Titans aren’t exactly the best team in a position to make a run for the Super Bowl, the elder Manning set plenty of records in college while playing as a Tennessee Volunteer. There is plenty of sentimental reasons for Peyton to want to return to Tennessee, and now Nissan, which has its US headquarters in Nashville, is offering to “make Manning a Titan.”
But of course Nissan means they’ll build him a 2012 Nissan Titan Pro-4X pickup truck. The automaker wrote an open letter to Peyton Manning on its website and its Facebook page, but also extended the courtesy regardless of what team Manning picks.
“The Nissan Titan V-8 engine is built in Tennessee,” said Brian Carolin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America. “And even more poetically for Mr. Manning, the Titan itself is assembled in a place called Canton.” Canton, Ohio of course is the place where the NFL Hall of Fame is and undoubtedly Peyton Manning will be enshrined there once he retires.
Manning is reported to make a decision sometime early next week. The Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers, and the Denver Broncos are at the top of the list for possibilities.