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Martin tells ESPN Jets should go for Manning Dan Leberfeld

Curtis Martin, in an interview with ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini, said the Jets should go after Peyton Manning, if he becomes a free agent.

“That’s a great opportunity,” Martin told Cimini. “I’m not saying anything against Mark Sanchez, but Peyton Manning … I have a lot of respect for the guy. I played against him for a number of years. I wouldn’t care who was on my team — if Peyton Manning was available, I would go after him.

“I’m very bullish on taking that chance. I don’t care if he’s 38, 36, whatever, I would be interested in taking that chance. At 35, 36, I’m definitely interested.”

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“You’re literally talking about one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game,” he continued. “Him having a year off, the type of competitor Peyton Manning is, I think he’s going to come back and surprise everyone and be even stronger — if he can come back.”