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The Tennessee Legislature has passed a resolution pleading veteran quarterback Peyton Manning to sign with the Tennessee Titans.
Multiple NFL teams are vying for the quarterback, who became a free agent after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts last week.
Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby drafted the bill, which welcomes Manning (who played at the University of Tennessee and holds several passing records) to Nashville and predicts he will lead the Titans to "several" championships. The resolution offers effusive praise of Manning and outlines his exploits over the years. Some highlights include:
“..we know that Peyton is still proud to be a Volunteer and longs in his heart to return to Tennessee as the quarterback for the Titans, a match truly made in Heaven.”
“…there has never been a more logical pairing of player and team in football history, and this General Assembly wishes to offer all necessary assistance to make this dream a reality.”
Nashville Public Radio WPLN reported that Gov. Bill Haslam also sent Manning a text message urging him to sign with the Titans.
The former Super Bowl MVP is also reportedly considering the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins. No word yet whether officials in those states will draft their own resolutions.
Here’s the full text of the bill: