Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
As Jim Trotter of SI reported prior to word of the 49ers involvement, "The owner of one 2011 playoff team told SI that while his club was not pursuing Manning, it would seriously consider signing him (pending a positive medical report) if he phoned and said he wanted to play for them."
I believe we were that team and Manning did reach out to the 49ers and not vice versa. Then Harbaugh and Roman went to take a look, liked what they saw and stayed in the hunt before Manning chose Denver.
I don't think it's much more complicated than that.
I think it's more like Condon being a good agent getting both Manning to workout for the Niners and Harbaugh to fly out there to see it.