As fans all over the country await the announcement of where Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Peyton Manning will go next (announcement to come around Monday or Tuesday) Nissan is trying to entice Manning with his very own Nissan Titan.
“But in this case, the automaker, which is based in Franklin, Tenn., a suburb of Nashville, where the Tennessee NFL franchise plays, is offering to ‘make,’ or rather, ‘build’ Manning a 2012 Nissan Titan Pro-4X pickup truck,” Nissan said in a statement.
The offer came from Nissan on its Facebook page in an open letter to Manning – to remain neutral, Nissan says it will build Manning a Titan regardless of the NFL team he chooses.
“The Nissan Titan V-8 engine is built in Tennessee,” said Brian Carolin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America. “And even more poetically for Mr. Manning, the Titan itself is assembled in a place called Canton.”
Check out Nissan’s open letter to Manning after the jump.
An Open Letter to Peyton Manning
We hope it’s okay to be informal and call you Peyton. You’ve been like one of the family to sports fans, especially Tennesseans, since your record-setting college days at the University of Tennessee.
Like you, we at Nissan North America were not all born to Rocky Top. But it is now home to our corporate headquarters and three manufacturing facilities employing more than 6,000 Tennesseans.
At Nissan, we too have fans all over the U.S.A. and we appreciate them all. And like all of your fans, we’re awaiting your decision on where to play next season. While we are in no position to sign you to any particular NFL franchise, we at Nissan North America want to make you a Titan – a 2012 Nissan Titan – as a gesture of gratitude recognizing your great accomplishments and philanthropic contributions to our national community.
We extend this offer on behalf of a nation of football fans and Nissan fans, not necessarily to influence your decision. So next time you’re in Nashville, give us a call and we’ll bring the keys.
Nissan North America
– By: Omar Rana