Manning and Woodson could be teammates

Manning and Woodson could be teammates


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (WATE/AP) - Peyton Manning could soon be teammates with the player many Tennessee fans think undeservingly won the Heisman Trophy over their beloved former quarterback.

Charles Woodson.

Woodson is set to visit with the Broncos on Wednesday to see if Denver is a good fit.

The 36-year-old defensive back has drawn little interest as a free agent since being released by the Green Bay Packers in February.

Denver could prove the perfect spot for Woodson, who's hoping to play a 16th NFL season. He would likely compete with Mike Adams and Quinton Carter at strong safety or serve as an extra defensive back on passing downs for the AFC powerhouse.

Broncos front-office boss John Elway told 5,000 season ticket-holders in a call last week that he felt good about the safety position but didn't close the door on adding another veteran at the position.

Manning was an early front runner to win the 1997 Heisman, but lost the award to Woodson in what many Tennessee fans still refer to as the Heisman Heist.

Woodson won the award with 433 first place vote and 1815 total points.

Manning finished second with 1543 points and 281 first place votes.

Ryan Leaf finished third with 861 points.




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