There’s not much more to say — right now — about Peyton Manning, other than there will be a lot more to say about him if/when (when, more likely) the Colts cut the cord and avoid paying him another $28 million on March 8.
As Peter King points out in today’s Monday Morning Quarterback, Manning’s future will provide a “cottage industry” for sites like this one and for the folks who previously parked in front of Brett Favre’s farm, sporting a suit, a stick mic, and a smile.
Some have interpreted King’s comments as a slap at PFT. They’re not. It’s a fact. Brett Favre’s long history of retiring and unretiring made his status fair game throughout the 2011 season whenever any team lost a starting quarterback to injury. Until Peyton has a new place to play pro football, rumors and reports and speculation about his next step will take center stage.
For more than 10 years, we’ve written and talked about the things about which the audience is interested. And a lot of people will be interested in the future of Peyton Manning. Particularly the fans of teams who have a quarterback whose skills don’t quite match those of a healthy Peyton Manning.
Or of a not-so-healthy Peyton Manning.