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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: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 10:06 am

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

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.
Are you kidding me? Freeman, you actually posted this garbage? And CBS allowed it to go through without flagging it for deletion????

Right, Peyton is going to play in the freezing cold, with a team that has zero chance of winning the division mucb less making the playoffs?

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 10:06 am

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

my feeling that, of those three washing ton would be the best place for manning. all the things that can be said are predicated on the fact that manning ia healthy. snyder has the mones to pay him. hw will make some wide receiver on their team an all pro.

Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:59 am

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Peyton has four years to set all QB record and winanother Super Bowl or two, the it's home to Knoxville and the Orange trousers.

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:56 am

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Freeman you are unbelievable. This article is crap. You and your unidentified sources, are about as accurate as your predicitons are. Let's let Peyton tell us where he is going to go. What a concept. One thing is for sure, it is not about the money, so your source is wrong again. He wants to win. Why don't you ask him that? I know, because he won't talk to you. Wonder why?

Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:55 am

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Shanahan hasnt coached Denver in several years.  your post makes no sense....

Since: Mar 8, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:54 am
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Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:54 am

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

I think the Redskins need to pull the trigger on Manning.  I know that Peyton Manning is a gamble, I realize he may not pan out and DC would be stuck with an inneffective quarterback for yet another year- but lets be honest here, RGIII is a gamble as well.  We honestly have no idea what kind of performance to expect out of either of these guys next year, and that being the case, the Redskins need to save every draft pick they have and perhaps even trade down for more picks as they did last year.  If this was a team that was simply a QB away from being a serious playoff threat, I would definitely prefer trading picks for Griffin, but that just isnt the case.  The Redskins have far too many holes on both sides of the ball to pay the steep price St. Louis is asking for the 2nd pick.  Yes, I realize that Manning could simply tell the Redskins to ____ off and take his talents to south beach, or somewhere else, but the 'Skins would be foolish not to aggressively pursue a deal- and we all know the Redskins aint foolish, yes?

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:52 am

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

So he wants to fish, ski or be shot at.Give your head a shake none of those teams are close to winning a super bowl.If he's coming back to win a super bowl it's the Ravens, Eagles, or Niners. Hope it's the Whiners and the Hawks counter with resigning Big Red and go get Mario Williams. They meet in the back field and end his career at Quest!

He's not gonna play one down for the Ravens, Eagles or Niners.  First of all the Eagles wouldn't take 5 minutes out of their day to speak with Manning's agents, they have Michael Vick as their quarterback and he's not going anywhere.  Yeah he killed dogs and I know people on here will knock his football ability because of it but the Eagles didn't lose this year just because of Vick.... they'll be fine and they'll be a force in 2012 with Vick at qb.

The Ravens and niners aren't possibilities either in my opinion because their respective coaches are dillusional and believe Flacco and Alex Smith can get them to a superbowl.

Either way, it doesn't matter what anybody thinks.  The bottom line is a lot of people on these boards that were chirping for months were wrong.  Most people on here never believed Manning would play anywhere but Indi this year, they were crazy enough to think that Manning was going to sign for less and mentor Luck.   And the people that believed he would leave thought he wouldn't see much guaranteed money because of his injuries... here's a huge LOL at people that said that.

Manning is going to make a fortune in his new deal.  It'll be a large signing bonus, lots of guaranteed money and massive money in performance and roster bonuses on top of that.   

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:51 am

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

I am obviously a Redskins Fan, and a big one at that.  Please allow me to offer my thoughts...

I do not want Manning.  I do not want him in a box.  I do not want him with a fox.  I do not want him anywhere.  I do not want him here nor there.  

First, why would any team, let alone a team with a recent history of letting its fans down, gamble on a 36 year old quarterback with cervical issues and who did not play a down last year?  From a business standpoint, it makes no sense.  The Redskins need to think long term.

Now, while I understand that a healthy Manning, Wayne and possily a Justin Blackmon or Claiborne make the Redskins instantly legitimate, again, that is short-sighted.  We have a terrible offensive line, and Manning will not last the entire season.

On the flip side, make the trade with the Rams, grab RGIII, have tons of cap space to sign a younger free agent receiver (i.e., Laurent Robinson or Pierre Garcon), an above average corner, and Carl Nicks, and begin building for the long hall.  

Heck, I would even rather have Matt Flynn than Manning.  Keep the 6th pick and take Blackmon, and get active in free agency, making sure to only sign younger players, 27 and under.  

I know, this makes too much sense for the Redskins, but I can still dream.


Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:50 am

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Nice "Bait" of an article. I guess you will get your read numbers up with that title and an article with no substance. IMO Peyton will go where he thinks he can win the Superbowl, not for the cash. The man is well off by now and he is coming back to play and of course win games. He is not coming back for the $$$. I could see him in Miami but not Denver and no way Washington. If it is not the Jets I hope it is Washington. Time will tell.

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