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Where does he play next year?
Breaking News: Peyton Manning Officially Medically Cleared to Play
Others: Washington(Snyder will pay and/or dump draft picks), Jets(dirty Sanchez stinks), Oakland( F Palmer), San Fran(adios Alex Smith), Seattle(yeah right)
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
I was thinking Miami.
Yeah, they are a good choice that I forgot about...but I think with a new head coach Peyton will not go there.
PS Kansas City?
Miami might want Flynn
Lions should sign him to the league minimum so that he can mentor Stafford.
medically cleared, but can he throw like payton manning again? Thought he lost lots of arm strength/velocity after not being able to do things for so long.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
I'm sure he wasn't out there slinging it around or lifting any weights until they said his neck was good to go...I guess he has almost 2 months to get into shape before the Colts make a move. Now he can try to go full speed at least.
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Maybe. But certainly not unless the current contract is torn up.
I'll bet that in some sad way the Indy management was selfishly hoping for PM to not get medical clearance or a 100% bill of health. Sounds horrible, but that way they could have saved face by not signing him, and kept him around the organization in some other capacity.
1. San Francisco would make the most sense... as much as they "fell in love" with Alex Smith all over again, they only signed him to a 1 year deal. And the dude didn't put up crazy numbers or anything.
2. NY Jets. Sachez has hit the wall and nobody in that locker room is particularly fond of him. Joey Harrington Part II
3. Miami... Enough said.
4. Minnesota... even though they're a train wreck getting worse with Peterson out for the first half of the season.
5. Denver? Intriguing, probably not.
6. Washington... because they'll pay.
He would look awful in a Raiders uniform. It would be funny to see though.
I thought he's due 32 million or what ever his roster bonus is on march 8
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I'd love to see him in Ariz., if only because Larry Fitzgerald deserves to have a competent QB to throw him the ball.
SF would also make sense as a destination, but it would make me miserable, as I find SF's fans to be some of the most obnoxious in football.
Even if Indy trades Manning they still have to pay him $28 million, but will it count against Indy's cap?
They've already said they won't trade him. it's keep him or cut him. No way they're going to pay him $28 million to go play for someone else.
I have 28 million reasons why this won't happen.
...and a bitch aint one!
SF seems like a good fit to me. Manning could definitely take them to the next level. The Jets would be a decent fit but not sure he'd want to get in on that mess!
Baltimore. That would be a scary team right there.
"I'm just a humble mutha fucker with a big ass dick" -Bunk Moreland
Miami - Great tax structure for a person with Mannings millions
AZ-dome team with quality recievers
I don't think he'll be in a rush to play in a cold weather area with an outdoor stadium.
Colts will cut him loose before they have to pay him the $28M to go with the $26M they already paid him.
Will be interesting to see what happens. If he leaves INDY, he will have to either learn a new offense, or teach a new offense to whatever team he plays for. He has had the same core of receivers for 8+ years.
He's a FOOL if he plays anywhere. I had a (successful) spinal fusion a few years ago, but the doctor warned me about doing things that could be problematic. Roller coasters are out. Horseback riding is out. Most anything that could put any undue stress on the discs (like getting hit by a 250 lb. linebacker) is DEFINITELY out. I have a titanium plate bolted to 3 vertebrae. Since they are fused and don't 'move' as they once did. the ones above and below now assume the motion.
I realize the guy loves football, but...
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I get what you're saying, but you also aren't an all-world, all-time great NFL quarterback.
Michael Jordan retired numerous times because he didn't know when to call it quits, and Manning has that same passion for his sport. It's hard for any athlete to just say, "Hey, it's time to hang it up." For his own good he shouldn't play, his wife will probably tell him that a million times and I absolutely hate when players leave a team late in their career and put on another uniform. It will be really interesting to see where Peyton ends up because it won't be in Indy.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
You have to realize he is a world class athlete and you're a random joe. He has more doctors, and resources. When was the last time Peyton was really hit? His jerzery is pretty clean at the end of football games.
Nothing against you, he has more resources. I'm sure his doctors are looking out for his well-being.
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Where ever he feels he has the best chance to win a Superbowl in year one. Probably will only be a 3 year deal or so. I'm a big Manning fan and I hope he wins another one before he's done.
If you have a QB not named Brady, Brees, Rivers, Rodgers, Stafford, Newton, Dalton or E. Manning you better at least be inquiring. Teams like Atlanta, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas likely wouldn't ditch their middle of the pack QBs for a 1-3 year solution. Out of those remaining Buffalo just signed Fitzpatrick to a nice contract, Houston likely wouldn't go against the efficient Schaub and Tennessee has it's hands tied up with Hasselbeck and Locker. I think Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Minnesota and Jacksonville are all too far away from a SB run for him to consider. Washington is a bad fit and probably just as far away as those teams listed. That leaves me with the following teams loosely ranked in an order from best to mediocre:
San Francisco - Obviously the best team out there without a franchise QB. Could slide in behind a good OLine and have the best run support of his career, a good TE and WR core and the best defensive he's seen. Easy division. Harbaugh seems to be a pretty conservative guy and I have a hunch he might stick with Alex Smith for the sake of the long run. They would have a decent backup QB in Alex Kaepernick that Harbaugh seems to love should Manning have a setback.
NYJ - Declining everywhere on the field but still might have enough in the tank for a SB shot. Defense is still very good but not elite. Good offensive line, many different options at WR and TE and a running game that could benefit from a QB that can throw the ball.
Oakland - Up and coming. Not sure how he'd feel about the uncertainty of an unproven coaching staff. Honestly the most intriguing weapons on offense even if they don't try to resign Michael Bush. Crazy depth at WR that would really allow him to stretch the field. Again, a good OLine which will be key. Defense is so-so but has shown signs of life.
Denver - Don't even think that Elway wouldn't replace Tebow in a heart beat. I think he goes behind the scenes and does things privately so the media doesn't explode on him. Tebow's fanbase wouldn't understand but when you have the chance to sign the greatest QB of all-time you have to at least explore it.
Arizona - Improving everywhere but an immediate difference between those top 4 teams and the bottom 4. A top 3 WR, not so good OLine, inconsistent run game and average defense.
Miami - Probably a bigger upside than Arizona but a lot would hinge on the defense. Has quite a few weapons to work with on offense and a good 2 headed run game should Bush and Thomas stay healthy.
Seattle - Might be above Miami/Arizona but I just don't see them having the talent Peyton would like to see.
KC - It's been made public they aren't sold on Cassel. Don't think they have enough pieces to make a run at Manning.
4 of those teams have new head coaches if I'm not mistaken. He'll probably be a little shy about that but then again if they have the talent he might be able to push the new HC around a bit in a typical Peyton Manning way.
If I had to gamble on it - Miami, NYJ, San Francisco.
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