Here is what Namath told Bloomberg News:
"The Jets have to get things together on their own turf before someone with his background would be interested in coming."
Namath, of course, is one of the few players positioned to understand what Manning is going through. Namath led the Jets to their only Super Bowl and built his Hall of Fame resume in New York, but left the team for his final season, heading to the Los Angeles Rams. He appeared in only four games for the Rams in 1977.
Jimmy Johnson: Miami 'Perfect' for Peyton
Everything points to Manning signing with Miami..both sides want it..perfect fit!— Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) March 8, 2012