Despite opening the Peyton Manning free agent sweepstakes as the early favorites, per Adam Schefter and the rest of the twitter world, Manning contacted the Dolphins to inform them he will not be joining their team.
It has been 13 years since the Dolphins have had a true franchise QB, and the QB needy Dolphins fan base all thought Peyton was finally the guy to come fill in the shoes of legend Dan Marino. "Manning to Miami" billboards were put up around South Florida and owner Stephen Ross made it pretty clear that the Phins would be all in for Manning.
Whether it was writing a blank check, bringing in Dan Marino, Jason Taylor and Reggie Bush to help him sell the deal, it simply wasn’t enough as Manning didn’t deem the Dolphins the best fit for him. It’s tough to decide where the blame should be placed or if it should be placed at all seeing as Peyton never felt familiar enough with the Dolphins organization.
Jeff Darlington, who has been unbelievable in covering the Dolphins side...