Some believe that new Rams coach Jeff Fisher opted against the Dolphins in order to avoid Tom Brady. Instead, the former Titans coach could once again be jostling with Peyton Manning for division titles.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cardinals have real interest in Eli’s big brother. On March 8, the Colts owe Peyton a $28 million option bonus. Since he can’t be traded before March 13, the only way to not pay the money is to cut him. (Barring, of course, an agreed delay of the due date.)
Schefter goes so far as to say that the Cardinals will pursue Manning if he’s released — something the Cardinals would be prevented from telling Manning directly, given the tampering rules.
Last year, the Cardinals sent a second-round pick and former first-rounder Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the Eagles for quarterback Kevin Kolb.