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Where will Peyton Manning play football in 2012?


Where will Peyton Manning play football in 2012 now that he has parted ways with the Indianapolis Colts? Our CBSSports.com writers make their predictions.

NFL expert picks: Where will Peyton Manning play football in 2012?
Pete Prisco Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist: Arizona
I think the idea of playing inside some and playing with Larry Fitzgerald will be enticing. He will also avoid being in the same division with Tom Brady or his brother.I also think he has a good relationship with Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt from their days working together at the Pro Bowl.
Arizona Cardinals
Clark Judge Clark Judge, Senior NFL Columnist: Kansas City
GM Scott Pioli knows how difficult it was to beat Manning when Pioli was in Indianapolis, and Romeo Crennel already has expressed an interest. Suddenly, the Chiefs could have a passer to rival Philip Rivers within the division.
Kansas City Chiefs
Mike Freeman Mike Freeman, National NFL Insider: Kansas City
Manning would be welcomed as a hero and the football historian in him would love to play in a tradition-rich town starving for a champion.
Kansas City Chiefs
Pat Kirwan Pat Kirwan, National NFL Insider: Miami
The owner has to sell seats, he has the money to sign him and Peyton can bring a few teammates.
Miami Dolphins
Will Brinson Will Brinson, Senior NFL Blogger: Arizona
They've got a lot of things that should appeal to Manning: one of the best wide receivers in the game in Larry Fitzgerald, a productive running game with Beanie Wells, a retractable roof with indoor turf, nice weather, a relatively easy division to play in, a defense with lots of talent that really came on strong at the end of 2011, a coaching staff and front office with a history of working with a big-name veteran quarterback, and, of course, Darnell Dockett's parking spot.
Arizona Cardinals
Josh Katzowitz Josh Katzowitz, Eye On Football Blogger: Washington
This seems like JUST the thing owner Dan Snyder will do. Mike Shanahan needs Manning to save his job, and this way, the Redskins don't have to pay an exorbitant fee to the Rams to draft Robert Griffin III.
Washington Redskins
Ryan Wilson Ryan Wilson, Eye On Football Blogger: Arizona
Larry Fitzgerald and a solid running game are the obvious reasons, and the Cards can improve the offensive line through the draft. Not that is has mattered historically, but the less-than-100-percent Manning might also appreciate that Arizona's defense is improving, too.
Arizona Cardinals
Dave Richard Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer: Miami
The Dolphins are desperate to win on the field and off. They might not be as "championship ready" as other suitors for Manning, but they have an owner with a lot of money to spend and a stadium that needs selling out. Manning will be able to come in and do things his way and won't be able to pass up the chance to beat the Patriots and Jets twice a year.
Miami Dolphins
Jamey Eisenberg Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer: Arizona
The Cardinals have three things that should appeal to Manning. They play indoors, they have an elite receiver in Larry Fitzgerald with a solid supporting cast and in the NFC West, they have an easy path to the playoffs.
Arizona Cardinals
Gregg Doyel Gregg Doyel, National Columnist: Retirement
Peyton Manning ends up in his living room, watching his brother go for a third Super Bowl. Because when all's said and done, he's going to place more value on the certainty of staying upright long-term than the chase for another title in some new city with a new coach, new teammates and new fans.
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