Everyone expects the Dolphins to be in the market for a new starting quarterback this offseason.
If he’s available, Peyton Manning could well be at the top of their shopping list. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is “infatuated with the idea” of signing Manning should he part ways with the Colts. Per Jackson, Ross and the Dolphins believe they have a good chance at landing Manning because he owns a condo in South Beach.
Waiting to find out if Manning shares their infatuation and if he’s physically able to lead the team could be a risk if the Dolphins choose to go that way. If the Manning watch goes much beyond the March 13th start of free agency, the Dolphins will be in danger of losing Matt Flynn, the best free agent that we know will be on the market, to another suitor. That risk is worth it for a healthy Manning, but the team will need to get creative if they want an upgrade on Matt Moore next season without either Flynn or Manning on their roster.