Found January 10, 2012 on
12th Man Rising:
I had a fun chat on twitter yesterday with 12th Man Rising contributor Jake Bishop. We were discussing where Peyton Manning might sign if he was cut by the Indianapolis Colts.
While the thought of them cutting outright might sound silly, it remains a possibility. Manning is due a $28 million bonus in March, before any trade could take place. It is still uncertain if Manning will ever play again, and the Colts have the first pick in the draft and the ability to draft Andrew Luck to take over the franchise. Severing ties with Manning and moving on to Luck isn’t out of the realm of possibilities. I’m not trying to imply that Peyton will definitely get cut, or even that I think it’s a good idea for Indy to do so. I’m just saying that it’s possible.
And that brings be back to the conversation with Jake. If Peyton is cut, and then is cleared to play, He might be the best free agent QB since… ever. Many teams will certainly want him, and be willing to pay him top dollar for his services, s...
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With the Indianapolis Colts “winning” the 1st pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, it seems that they are poised to select Andrew Luck as they should. Luck has been described as the best QB prospect since perhaps their current QB, Peyton Manning. Peyton, who missed the entire 2011 season with a neck injury, is hoping to successfully recover, as he will be ready to play next year. ...
According to Charley Casserly of CBS Sports, if the Indianapolis Colts don’t like how quarterback Peyton Manning is recovering from multiple neck surgeries, they may opt to release him. One darkhorse team that could land him is the Arizona Cardinals.
Casserly brings up the point that the Cardinals could get out of their deal with Kevin Kolb and that head coach Ken Wisenhunt...
The story of the early phase of the 2012 offseason will come from Indianapolis, and it will focus on the payment of $28 million due and owing to Colts quarterback Peyton Manning on or about March 8. Peter King reported during the NBC wild-card pregame on Saturday that the Colts and Manning may be amenable…
Ryan Grigson moves to a franchise facing big questions, including whether to build around established quarterback Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck, the probable No. draft pick.
Jim Irsay this morning refuted a report that the Colts and quarterback Peyton Manning have discussed moving the deadline for the team to pay Manning an option bonus that will activate the final four years of his contract and prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
At some point before March 8, the Indianapolis Colts will release Peyton Manning to avoid paying him a $28 million roster bonus. That would leave Manning free to go ahead and sign with another team in desperate need of his services (coughJETScough).
The problem is that Archie Manning went on the radio the other day and expressed doubts as to whether or not his son will be ready...