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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tennessee Nissan dealer offers to ‘make Peyton Manning a Titan’ with free car

Who needs a new contract worth $70 million when you can have a brand new Nissan Titan truck? Chances are when Peyton Manning decides where he wants to play in 2012, it won’t be a decision that was based on money. Manning wants to be paid, but I doubt the Niners, Broncos, or Titans are going to lose him over money. In all likelihood the same offer will be on the table from all of Peyton’s potential suitors. If Manning likes free trucks, however, the offer he received from a Tennessee-based car dealership may sweeten the pot a bit for the Titans. Here is the open letter a Nissan dealership wrote to Manning:

Dear Peyton,

We hope it’s okay to be informal and call you Peyton. You’ve been like one of the family to sports fans, especially Tennesseans, since your record-setting college days at the University of Tennessee.

Like you, we at Nissan North America were not all born to Rocky Top. But it is now home to our corporate headquarters and three manufacturing facilities employing more than 6,000 Tennesseans.

At Nissan, we too have fans all over the U.S.A. and we appreciate them all. And like all of your fans, we’re awaiting your decision on where to play next season. While we are in no position to sign you to any particular NFL franchise, we at Nissan North America want to make you a Titan – a 2012 Nissan Titan – as a gesture of gratitude recognizing your great accomplishments and philanthropic contributions to our national community.

We extend this offer on behalf of a nation of football fans and Nissan fans, not necessarily to influence your decision. So next time you’re in Nashville, give us a call and we’ll bring the keys.

Nissan North America

The dealership said the offer stands regardless of where Manning chooses to play, so I guess they’re hoping it tugs at Peyton’s heartstrings more than anything. Oh yeah, and it’s probably a great advertising ploy.

H/T @darrenrovell

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