It seems you look at things a bit differently when you’re a player instead of a fan. While most Kansas City Chiefs fans I know are pulling for the Seattle Seahawks to win in the biggest game in sports this Sunday, the Chiefs players seem to be leaning a different way.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith talked about rooting for Manning during the Pro Bowl this past week. Smith sees a bit of his own situation — being benched because of an injury and replaced by the younger, faster model — in Manning’s situation.
“Look at what he’s gone through — from the neck stuff to the Colts letting him go to finding a new home and even having a season like this at his age,” Smith said. “You can’t help but want it for him.”
While it seems Smith’s reasoning for wanting Peyton Manning to win his second Superbowl may be a bit sentimental, the Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles’ has reasons that are bit more selfish. In fact, it seems as if Charles thinks if Manning wins one more, he may just decided to hang it all up.
“He’s making it hard on me to get my ring,” Charles said. “If Peyton wins, maybe he’ll stop standing in my way.”
The Chiefs weren’t the only ones to weigh in on the subject of the Denver Broncos against the Seahawks this Sunday. Check out the piece by NFL Media Reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala at NFL.com for quotes from all the Pro Bowl players.
Who are you rooting for this Sunday, Addicts? Do you want to keep the Lombardi Trophy in the AFC West or are you going against Peyton Manning and the Broncos by rooting for the Seahawks? Chime in now on where you stand!