Young makes 49ers' case for Manning

March 17, 2012, 12:30 am
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Steve Young, the former 49ers quarterback and current ESPN analyst, made a compelling case Friday for a Peyton Manning-49ers union.

And he even predicted it would happen.

"They know that they're the best answer for Peyton Manning," Young said of the 49ers. "They know they have the best defense in the league to offer. They know they have the offensive weapons. They know they have a plan. They know they have Jim Harbaugh. They know all the things are in place for a guy like Peyton Manning.

"It is the best opportunity for Peyton Manning. They knew it and they waited until all the wannabes kind of exhausted themselves, then they came in right at the end, and that's probably why they will land him at this point.

"Unless somebody does something unusual. Or maybe Peyton is looking for something different than I think. But I know Peyton Manning is looking for a team to join now, and win a division now, and go to a Super Bowl now. And that's the San Francisco 49ers."