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Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:16 am
Edited on: March 8, 2012 2:45 pm
 
Peyton Manning insists he's made no decision on his possible NFL destination. Sure, Peyton. Sure.

No one in the league believes that. They think Manning has a short list but doesn't want to publicly admit it so he can maximize the inevitable bidding war.

One team official that contacted Manning's agent, Tom Condon, says he got the definite impression that Manning indeed has already decided where he wants to go, or, at least, the handful of teams truly in the mix. The official, who did not want to be identified, believes that Miami, Washington and Denver are the front-runners. One report states Manning has already informed the Redskins he doesn't want to play for them.

But the official conceded the front-runner will be the team that, in the end, offers the most guaranteed money.

The official believes that contrary to some reports, Manning is indeed open to playing in the NFC, even in the NFC East where his brother Eli, is obviously king of the division.

It's still early in the process but one thing is clear: the Manning derby is fully under way and, despite his public protestations, Manning likely already has a good idea of where he wants to go.


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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:20 pm
 

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

hoosier, you apparently have absolutely no concept of what happened.  He was RELEASED.  Period.  The team is moving on.  He had a contract that would have given him a $28M bonus, plus his salary this year.  He didn't leave trying to get $28M somewhere else.  That money is gone and everyone except you seems to realize it.  He'll be paid well, but never see a bonus like that.

Your entire post reads like someone who has never even watched the game.  And he won't be "losing two years".  He (or the team) will adjust on the move, and if healthy, he'll still be throwing for 4K yards and among the league leaders in efficiency. 




Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:03 pm
 

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Let's think about this scenerio....although it is probably a pipe dream.

Peyton Manning gets signed by the Eagles.  The Eagles hold a decent 1st round pick and two decent 2nd round picks.  I'm sure they could move Michael Vick (option to opt out after this season) to another team for an additional 2nd round pick. 

The Eagles have Manning's former offensive line coach.  They have an offensive line that is on the edge of becoming one of the better lines in the league.  The receiving core of Jackson, Maclin and Celek would benefit from an accurate passer like Manning.  LeSean McCoy is one of the best backs in the league.

Now...with Peyton Manning, a decent 1st round pick and three 2nd round picks....I think the Eagles can strengthen their defense, add to the depth of the O-line and probably add a big, strong receiver.

To me....as much as a fantasy football dream it is....that sounds like a recipe for being one of the better teams in the NFC.  They could also find a solid QB to groom under Manning.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:51 am
 

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

 It has already been proven how much Manning can carry a team. Even if he gets only 90% back that still makes him the 4th or 5th best QB in the league. Yes, he has to learn a new offense (or the team does), but if he can get the team on the same page with almost any D being a massive improvement he will lead that team to the playoffs. And to the folks who think Denbrrr is the place go? Kepp taking the drugs you are most assuredly on. Have a great day folks and good "luck" Peyton.



Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:50 am
 

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Does Peyton really think someone is going to give him $28MM + salary without knowing
he has fully recovered? And, if he realizes they won't, he may as well have stayed in Indy. At least there he
had a better chance of accessing the $28MM as and when he recovers - - and, for sure, he wouldn't
need to lose 2 critical years of his maybe 4 remaining to adjust to a new offense, coaching and personnel.   



Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:49 am
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Since: Jul 18, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:44 am
 

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

As A Broncos fan..I do not know how desperate I am to win a title to bring him in. This has nothing do to with Tebow or whomever the qb would otherwise be. I am just not sure I want a title that badly to bring in a guy who I really have not rooted for in his career. It may sound stupid, but I have had my own own legendary franchise qb, i dont know if I need someone else's..even if my guy is the guy who would bring him in...Its just a strange scenario to me..



Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:43 am
 

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

If by be a Bret Favre you mean dont get a bounty put on your head, and take the eventual SB champs to OT, in their house,  and lose by a phantom PI flag even after turning the ball over 5 times?  Then yes, dont pull a Bret Favre



No, by Brett Favre he means don't retire, then screw your team by signing with their arch enemy, only to show your age and suck like everyone said you did.  Don't be Brett Favre means leave the game with dignity and stop pretending you're something you're not.



Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:40 am
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Since: Jul 18, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:39 am
 

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Was that a 'defense of favre' post? 



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:38 am
 

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Don't be Brett Favre, hanging on to a dream for another Super Bowl ring that likely will never come.
If by be a Bret Favre you mean dont get a bounty put on your head, and take the eventual SB champs to OT, in their house,  and lose by a phantom PI flag even after turning the ball over 5 times?  Then yes, dont pull a Bret Favre

No by Brett Favre he means im done im not done im done im not done.. which manning has yet to do but the scenerio might be set up to play out that way.. 

As for bountys.. a player is gonna take a shot regardless of bounty or not.. blame ur blockers not the bounty.. farve was lit up all year on vikings.. horrific coverage for a 40 yr old qb that could have won it all for you if he was just afforded a little less banging.. thats on your team not on the bounties.. hate the coach not the guys getting paid to make sure he doesnt make the throw.. thats their job bounty or no bounty. 


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