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Where will Peyton go?

Posted on: March 7th, 2012 by

Indianapolis ColtsWell, apparently Peyton Manning isn’t worth the $28 million that Indianapolis Colts were due to pay him come March 8.  At least he isn’t with the condition his neck is in. ESPN reports that the star quarterback will be cut by the Indianapolis Colts and it will be announced at a press conference on March 7 (just one day before he is due his $28 million roster bonus).  Now that Peyton Manning will be a free agent, many topics come into play – will he retire or will he continue to play?  Where will he sign?  Does he still have what it takes to compete?

All of these questions are going to be asked until something new develops with Manning.  As reported by Yahoo! sports contributor, David Mehrwein, here are his answers to those questions:

Will Peyton Retire?

“No, I don’t believe Peyton Manning will retire.  He doesn’t want to retire and having earned the status he has in the NFL, I think that teams will overlook the fact that he may not be 100 percent.  If anything, Manning will continue to play the game of football because that’s what he wants to do.  Do I think it’s smart of him to play if he is not fully recovered?  No, I don’t, but it’s not my decision, it is Peyton’s.  Besides, he’s been cleared by the doctors to play and most likely will.”

Where will he sign?

“This is the million-dollar question.  There are a few teams that come to mind when I think of where Manning would fit nicely.  I think the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, and Miami Dolphins may all be good fits.  The Jets need a leader at quarterback and Manning would certainly fit that role.  The Seahawks have a great running back and good receivers, but Tarvaris Jackson is not going to lead the Seahawks anywhere anytime soon.  Lastly, the Dolphins are a team that can compete with a strong quarterback – just imagine what Brandon Marshall could do with Manning at QB.”

Can he still compete?

“As I stated earlier, the doctors have cleared him to play and Manning wants to play.  I don’t think Manning would go out there if he thought he couldn’t compete anymore.  He may have to regain some strength in his throwing arm, but his ability to tear apart a defense should still be readily intact.  Not only can he compete, I think he makes many teams instantly better.”