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Manning flies to South Florida after exit in Indy

Posted on: March 7, 2012 5:03 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2012 8:19 am
 
Don't worry, potential suitors, he has a condo in Florida. (CBS Miami's Facebook page)

By Ryan Wilson

It's been a busy day for Peyton Manning, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts. He and Colts owner Jim Irsay held a joint press conference at noon Wednesday to announce that, after 14 years, the team and its longtime franchise quarterback were parting ways. It was an emotional scene.

But time, as they say, waits for no man. So while Indianapolis continues to remake a franchise that was wildly successful during the Manning era, the franchise's former quarterback contemplates his future. (Even though he said during the press conference that “I haven’t thought about where I’ll play," we're guessing he has.) Which might explain this bit of news: according to CBS Miami, Manning arrived in South Florida via private jet Wednesday afternoon.

"FYI, Peyton Manning is on the ground, he landed at Opa-Locka Airport and just got off his plane just before 4:30 p.m.," CBS Miami posted on its Facebook page. "Not likely to sign today, he owns a condo down here."

The Cardinals organization is collectively having heart palpitations at the news, even if Manning signing with the Dolphins isn't imminent. If nothing else, it gives Manning negotiating leverage when the Cards, Fins, Redskins, Seahawks and other potential suitors queue up to bid for his services (and we still don't know if and when he'll be back to his pre-multiple-neck-surgeries form).

CBS 4 caught up with Manning in a parking lot where he had stopped to speak to reporters. "It was tough for me," he said of leaving the Colts and becoming a free agent. "It was really hard, but now I realize that process has to start. I haven't thought about teams ... It's all new to me."

Inevitably, Manning was asked about his interest in the Dolphins (he's in South Florida, after all).

"The Miami Dolphins have a great organization there," he said before reiterating that he has no idea which teams are interested in him or how this process works. "I truly missed just playing quarterback this year. ... I realize I'm not gonna play forever, and I think I'm gonna know the time to stop playing."

Yes, Wednesday was the end of an era in Indy, but we shouldn't feel sorry for Peyton just yet.


Peyton Manning's run as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts ended Wednesday, when owner Jim Irsay announced the team would release its best player. Manning said his emotional goodbye to the team, the fans and the city of Indianapolis.

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Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:08 pm
 

Manning flies to South Florida after exit in Indy

49ers is all i have to say.



Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:15 pm
 

Manning flies to South Florida after exit in Indy

Manning is not going to spend the rest of his career, freezing his a$$ of up north. He is a dome QB and he will want top pat his stats in the nice warm weather in the South. Which ever Southern or Southwestern team produces the $$$$$ Peyton will go there. Lets not get so naive, in spite of how classy Peyton is, that money wont decide his decision. In pro Sports "its all about the money"  period.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 7:08 pm
 

Manning flies to South Florida after exit in Indy

I think the receiver quality comparison with miami and Arizona is a bit of a non issue.

I mean this is the guy who made guys like Marcus Pollard, Anthony Gonzalez, Austin Collie look like top end receivers

I think if Marshall is only 78.54% of Fitzgerald..who cares because  if he is his old self he can bleed opposing defenses with either one.  and if he has lost a step he will look mediocre with either.



Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2012 4:55 pm
 

Manning flies to South Florida after exit in Indy

The Jets are a dumpster-fire. Classless is their company motto. In my opinion, Peyton would never play for Rex Ryan.


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Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:34 pm
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Since: Mar 8, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:24 pm
 

Manning flies to South Florida after exit in Indy

The Cardinals are the perfect team for Peyton Manning.  Great team in place, 2nd year Quaterback Skelton performed well in the second half showing just how good the Cardinals are.  Think it would be his quickest route back to the Super Bowl.


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Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:58 pm
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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:55 pm
 

Manning flies to South Florida after exit in Indy

I know it won't happen, but I would like to see Peyton in either Tampa, Arizona, or Seattle.  Tampa is going to stick with their sinking ship(Freeman), Seattle isn't smart or loose enough with their money, and Arizona will get oubid by Miami or Washington.  I sure hope not tho. 



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:31 pm
 

Manning flies to South Florida after exit in Indy

Speaking of Levi Brown, I can't believe how much that guy gets paid!



Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 1:47 pm
 

Manning flies to South Florida after exit in Indy

Yea but their offensive line is horrendous. Levi Brown will get him killed


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