ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the 49ers worked out Manning this past week, and he took a physical, as well.
Manning has not visited the 49ers' facilities.
Up until now, the front-runners to land Manning were the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans. Because of the time at which this is occurring, the 49ers are assumed to be a viable contender to acquire Manning.
Filed to ESPN: Third team in Manning race that has emerged is49ers - Manning worked out for Harbaugh &took physical this week #NFL32— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 16, 2012
This report about Manning and the 49ers surfaces as free agent quarterback Alex Smith is reportedly not happy with San Francisco's contract offer.