Report: Rams discussed acquiring Peyton Manning for 2016

No way this will happen ... right?

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If Peyton Manning decides to hang around the NFL, at least one team is interested.

The Los Angeles Rams have talked about bringing the future Hall of Famer to Southern California if he decides to continue his career after this season, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Most have taken it for granted that Manning will retire following Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.

2016 OPPONENTS SET

However, the Denver Broncos quarterback does have one season left on his contract. And if he decides that he doesn’t want to hang up the cleats just yet and the Broncos don’t want to keep him, things could get interesting.

The Rams’ quarterback situation is shaky, at best. Head coach Jeff Fisher has said that Case Keenum will go into next season atop the depth chart, with Nick Foles and Sean Mannion behind him. And the Rams have had a history of bringing in stars in the latter stages of their careers — take Joe Namath in 1977.

But most of this is probably just interesting speculation. Manning is wrapping up his 18th season in the NFL and has dealt with mounting injury issues over the years. All signs are pointing to No. 18 walking away from the game after Sunday.

But we’ll have to wait and see.