Tony Dungy won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts with Peyton Manning as his quarterback. While Dungy has moved on from coaching and took a job with NBC Sports as an analyst, is he now advising his former team to also consider parting ways with their best player in franchise history?
Manning has not played one down this season in Indianapolis following three neck surgeries in less than a year and a half. It is expected that he will not suit up at all this season, as it makes no sense to bring him back early with a team who may not be able to boast about any wins before he takes the field again. But he still signed a five year deal with the Colts prior to the 2011 NFL season, and he is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2012 season.
So why did Dungy tell his former team to consider trading away their franchise quarterback and team leader for the past 13 seasons?
The Colts are battling it out with a handful of other really bad teams, including the Miam...