Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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The conventional wisdom in the never-ending Peyton Manning saga deems that the Indianapolis Colts will release the star quarterback by the March 8 deadline, thus avoiding paying Manning the 28 million bonus due him if he is on their roster on that date. Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay no doubt will exchange hugs and shed a tear over the breakup that has to be (not really) and go their separate ways. Manning and the Colts had a great run together for 13 years, until the effects of a neck injury, and three surgeries to repair it left Manning unable to play what would have been his 14th season in 2011. If ever a player and a franchise deserved to have an amicable split, its Manning and the Colts. I may have a minority view on this issue, but the 50 million question I keep asking is why the majority of the public and media weighing in on this issue thinks that cutting Manning on March 8 is the best of both worlds for the player and the franchise. On its face, cutting ties is a wi...
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