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Peyton Manning had interest in going to Seattle before selecting Denver

When Peyton Manning was searching for a new home, one of the teams he had interest in was the Seattle Seahawks.  Today when Pete Carroll was asked about Peyton and his interest, he had some interesting comments.

“Well, he called me,” Carroll said about Manning’s interest. “That was a good start. Then everything went downhill from there, so I guess I didn’t do a very good job on the phone.”

Carroll can joke about it now because the Seahawks went on to draft Russell Wilson, who became the rookie starter as a third-round pick. Would they have drafted Wilson if Manning had signed with the Seahawks?

“Yes,” Carroll said. “And knowing what we know now, we would have drafted him a lot sooner. Obviously, we’ve all moved on, but it is interesting that we’re playing each other now in this setting. It’s pretty cool.”

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