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Jets will “definitely” give Peyton Manning a long look

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Citing an unnamed source, the New York Post reported Tuesday evening that the New York Jets will “definitely” consider signing quarterback Peyton Manning after he’s released by the Colts.

According to the report, the Jets are “wrestling” with the idea of “shaking up their franchise.” It was just three offseasons ago that the Jets traded up to draft supposed franchise quarterback Mark Sanchez. Signing or even aggressively entertaining the idea of acquiring Manning would send the message that the Sanchez move was a mistake.

They’d also have to cut ties with Sanchez.

Sanchez is owed an $8.5 million base salary and $2.75 million roster bonus on March 27. The $11.25 million in combined 2012 payments is much too rich for a backup quarterback. There is no realistic scenario in which the Jets could keep Sanchez on the roster if Manning was acquired.

So he would have to be traded or waived.

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87 Responses to “Jets will “definitely” give Peyton Manning a long look”
  1. realnflmaster says: Mar 6, 2012 9:47 PM

    Give us Manning and we’re winning 3 straight in a row. Keep hating. Rex hands down is a hall of fame coach. uMAD haters?

  2. fijabbersman345 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:49 PM

    If Peyton is healthy, every team in the league is going to look at him. A long look.

  3. bucks12965 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:50 PM

    Traded?! Hahahahahaha!

  4. themonster49 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:51 PM

    Yes! Toss Sanchez and get Manning! Go Jets!

    Now that reality has set back in, im back to my closet where us Jets fans belong until Rex Ryan’s steam machine starts up again.

  5. highpowered350 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:52 PM

    2 birds 1 stone

  6. ridiculousjaws says: Mar 6, 2012 9:52 PM

    Manning n Rex style can’t work. No way this is happening

  7. igotgamenj says: Mar 6, 2012 9:52 PM

    Manning going into that locker room I don’t think so

  8. packerjer says: Mar 6, 2012 9:54 PM

    The Jets never saw a shortcut they didn’t want to take.

  9. bigbadal21 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:54 PM

    Good luck trying to trade him!

  10. nfl fan says: Mar 6, 2012 9:55 PM

    Why would he want to be part of that mess?

  11. uscfan1988 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:56 PM

    Wouldn’t they have to release some people or restructure a lot of contracts? I know they don’t exactly have a ton of cap room I know you can borrow against the cap for next year. It would be interesting to see how he and Rex would co-exist

  12. kingdavid56 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:57 PM

    who cares they will still suck, as long as rex is there

  13. jets13 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:57 PM

    life long jets fan…….i hated favre, worst move in awhile, aside from the fact that it lead to the ousting of Mangini………..but my man crush is peyton manning and to see him in green and white would be incredible, ya know, outside of having to listen to rex

  14. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 6, 2012 9:57 PM

    The Jets would finally be justified in talking about a Super Bowl.

  15. seahawksfan25 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:58 PM

    I don’t think manning will sign with the jets giving hoe bad the locker room has been. Dolphins is my guess

  16. JGW says: Mar 6, 2012 9:59 PM

    Rex knows he can’t win it all with Sanchez. It’s just a matter of whether he knows he knows.

  17. skipbayless says: Mar 6, 2012 10:02 PM

    In all honesty, I’d rather trade for a 6 pack of beer over Sanchez. Just saying.

  18. drumnw says: Mar 6, 2012 10:02 PM

    yeah they will give him a long look, when hes on the opposing offense twice a year!

  19. lostsok says: Mar 6, 2012 10:03 PM

    The reason Miami makes sense to me is Matt Moore.

    RGIII would be an upgrade, but the risk waiting to even try to move up–not to mention that they’d be too low on picks this year and next to be good anyway–is too high.

    Flynn and Tannehill are not certain upgrades over Moore, and may just be marginal upgrades anyway. Plus, the pressure to start one or the other from day 1, or the moment Moore struggled, would be fierce. It would not be an ideal situation.

    However, Manny would be a binary situation. Either he would be healthy and ready this summer, or not. If so, than Miami has one of the great QBs in NFL history. If not, Matt Moore is the starter. Either situation is clear cut and indisputable.

    Plus, they’d be well-positioned in the draft.

    It’s the most win-win scenario possible for Miami.

  20. teal379 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:04 PM

    They can look all they want – Peyton doesn’t HAVE to sign there and he wont.

    Doesn’t mean they shouldn’t scuttle Sanchez – that should happen regardless.

    Kitna would be better at this point.

  21. tmb333 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:04 PM

    I have one question. Can the Colts release him and then resign him?

  22. cincybert says: Mar 6, 2012 10:04 PM

    It shouldn’t have to be that long of a look. The Jets should be able to tell from the 27 second video taken from the broom closet at the Duke practice facility that Manning is better than Sanchez.

  23. neko02011980 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:07 PM

    I luv pm, but why would he want to play the pats 2 times/ year ????

    He will go to the west. Probably kc, or sf.

  24. dspyank2k11 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:07 PM

    really? this isn’t news, this is the worst kept headline since the word tampering was defined!

  25. phillyfan4ever says: Mar 6, 2012 10:07 PM

    I expect Peyton to sign with the 49ers, why would he want to play in AFC East, cold weather, good teams and his brother to contend with

  26. rangenius says: Mar 6, 2012 10:08 PM

    Jets would go from Great to Unbeatable with Peyton

  27. pacificamjr says: Mar 6, 2012 10:08 PM

    traded? hahahhahahhahahha

    is there a big trade market for terrible QB’s???

  28. athoula707 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:09 PM

    Peyton to ninners and ninners to super bowl..

  29. rangenius says: Mar 6, 2012 10:10 PM

    Even when Jets aren’t dominating playoffs people still jealous. Funny. I could care less about other teams…

  30. dt584ever says: Mar 6, 2012 10:11 PM

    An unamed source in KC said the Chiefs are going to out bid any team in the NFL for Peyton’s service, it was also said that every team in the NFL with few exceptions will be coming after PM.

    This is crazy any team that is in need of a qb will take a shot at PM only a few have the cap space to play this game. I don’t believe PM is going to come cheap I think he is going to command a huge contract unless he decides that he wants to play for a certain team then price won’t matter.

  31. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 6, 2012 10:12 PM

    Imagine the commercials.

  32. pshanks62 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:13 PM

    I feel Manning will want to go to the Jets, mainly for the opportunity to be near Eli but I think he will be a much better fit in Kansas City. They have a promising young defense, decent running backs, and Bowe. The Jets ‘drama’ will probably end up scaring him away though.

  33. vcfbfanatic says: Mar 6, 2012 10:13 PM

    Why would he want to face Tom Brady twice a year. He’ll come to Kansas City and they’ll instantly be division winners.

  34. kmurph1226 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:13 PM

    I would laugh so hard if Peyton swindles the Jets and tells them to cut Sanchez so he can sign with them and then he goes sign with the Redskins, Chiefs, or if really hates the Jets, the Dolphins.

  35. yevrag3535 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:15 PM

    Good, he will get killed. The media and fans will crush him. He will suck….

  36. trbowman says: Mar 6, 2012 10:15 PM

    Peyton will “definitely” ignore them.

  37. vikingsinla says: Mar 6, 2012 10:17 PM

    Of course they will–Peyton Manning in a wheelchair >>>>>>>>>>> Dirty.

    The best part of the Jets signing Glass Manning for $15+ million is all the off-season crow their idiot coach would have to eat after talking up Dirty. Nothing could be more entertaining to see him run from all his Dirty affirmations.

  38. tweeter75 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:17 PM

    There’s no way a classy guy like Peyton would ever go to that disaster of a locker room. If the Jets want to shake up their franchise, they need to clean house, starting with Rex Ryan.

  39. willywonkaschocolatetaco says: Mar 6, 2012 10:17 PM

    I simply cannot fathom Rex Ryan’s personality meshing with Peyton Manning’s.

    Too much talk. And fat.

  40. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 6, 2012 10:18 PM

    Kinda like how a peeping tom stares in the neighbors window wishing he cold have what he sees. They’re already sewing his name on the back of dolphins jersey.

  41. mtheparrothead says: Mar 6, 2012 10:23 PM

    Why the quotes around definitely? To quote a great movie, I do not think that means what you think it means. The quotes imply they’re not.

  42. caseyanthonymunoz says: Mar 6, 2012 10:24 PM

    Please let this happen. The Jets who haven’t won a SB in over 40 years and Manning, a guy who can’t even play .500 ball in the playoffs when he was healthy.

  43. ravenmaniacisback says: Mar 6, 2012 10:25 PM

    Unfortunately for the Jets and its fans, this is Manning’s choice….he would never go to a team that is as big of a mess as the J-E-T-S…..you can thank Rex for this!

  44. t16rich says: Mar 6, 2012 10:25 PM

    I could see it now. Peyton getting fed up with the mouth and throwing a ball at the side of Rex’s face.

  45. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 6, 2012 10:25 PM

    Jets gave Peyton a long look, then finally asked, somewhat sheepishly, “Hey, aren’t you Eli Manning’s brother?”.

  46. rcali says: Mar 6, 2012 10:27 PM

    Just a smoke screen y’ all. Peyton isn’t going to a sinking ship with Holmes as the #1 receiver. Sorry Jets fans, you got another year with 5 yard slants and INT’s to defensive lineman.

  47. seatownballers says: Mar 6, 2012 10:29 PM

    Off subject guys,, if only Al davis were alive! He’d trade c. Palmer and 4 first round picks for him!

  48. matthewb57 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:30 PM

    Hes going to Kansas City. They have the best roster to get him the championships to surpass eli

  49. patriotinvasion says: Mar 6, 2012 10:31 PM

    @realnflmaster

    You have to be a good team to have “haters”. The Jets are nothing more than a 2 year half decent flash in the pan that ultimately no one will ever remember in 10 years time. But keep telling yourself the Jets are relevant…ha

  50. carlsbadboltfan says: Mar 6, 2012 10:32 PM

    If the Jests are dumb enough to do this and actually start Manning, they won’t win 6 games.

  51. mcjon22 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:32 PM

    Does anything NOT say Peyton Manning like Rex Ryan, New York City, and the Jets? This will never happen

  52. couchfandotcom says: Mar 6, 2012 10:34 PM

    Cards ARE Looking!

  53. bulldogslc says: Mar 6, 2012 10:35 PM

    You are high if you think Peyton will want to play on Sparano’s offense.

  54. nabz034 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:35 PM

    Best match for Peyton by far is the Houston Texans. They have a great defense, top three WR, great O line, probably the best Running back tandem and a QB that can’t stay Healthy.

    Bringing in Manning would make them ultimate SB contenders, it would make both division games, especially if Luck is good Prime Time games and in the event Manning gets hurt Schaub can fill in.

    This would be by far the best spot for him.

  55. cinfante54 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:37 PM

    realnflmaster says: Mar 6, 2012 9:47 PM

    Give us Manning and we’re winning 3 straight in a row. Keep hating. Rex hands down is a hall of fame coach. uMAD haters?

    uhh..what?

  56. mrslay1 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:39 PM

    Manning will never play for that big mouth!

  57. packerman1968 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:42 PM

    The Jets are going to have to do something.

    Sanchez can not be happy with all the Manning talk.

  58. thetroofishere says: Mar 6, 2012 10:45 PM

    With the media cornucopia of seeing Manning vs Brady twice a year and possibly once more in a playoff scenario, I can see Goodell pushing him that way like he did Vick to the Eagles.

  59. 6250claimer says: Mar 6, 2012 10:46 PM

    @realnflmaster says:
    Mar 6, 2012 9:47 PM
    Give us Manning and we’re winning 3 straight in a row.
    …………..
    Yogi? You’re a Jets fan? I always would have thought you’d be a Giants man. Who knew?

  60. gmsalpha says: Mar 6, 2012 10:47 PM

    Manning is way better than Mark Sanchez.

    Cooper Manning.

    Gosh, “Sanchize” was such a step back for NYJ. Ugh!

  61. larrybrown43 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:50 PM

    He’s not going to the Jets and play for an organization with a clown coach & GM. Manning, like Tony Dungi, has high moral values. Never gonna happen Jet fans. I have no idea where he’ll play but it won’t be in NY.

  62. billsfan27 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:50 PM

    Didn’t Rex say that Dirty Sanchez was his QB as long as he was the coach? So, does this mean Rex leaves too – if the Jets sign Manning? If so, then the Jets really are serious about improving.

  63. cowboychris5xchamps says: Mar 6, 2012 10:53 PM

    Hey “realnflmaster” meth is a terrible, terrible drug…you should quit smoking it.

  64. gimmeabruschi says: Mar 6, 2012 10:53 PM

    Sometimes life is a thing of beauty. The prospect of the jets AND the fish in a bidding war for the services of an antique-broke-neck QB is a beautiful thought. They will never, ever, ever, learn.

    Trade Sanchez? You could not give him away with his contract. It’s more like the jets would have to give up a high pick for somebody to take him.

  65. dt584ever says: Mar 6, 2012 10:59 PM

    An unamed source in KC said the Chiefs are going to out bid any team in the NFL for Peyton’s service, it was also said that every team in the NFL with few exceptions will be coming after PM.

    This is crazy any team that is in need of a qb will take a shot at PM only a few have the cap space to play this game. I don’t believe PM is going to come cheap I think he is going to command a huge contract unless he decides that he wants to play for a certain team then price won’t matter.

  66. vincentbojackson says: Mar 6, 2012 11:01 PM

    If you can’t build your own team, chase everyone else’s cast-offs and mis-fits.

    Keep polishing that turd Jets fan!

  67. mikeyhigs says: Mar 6, 2012 11:01 PM

    Blain Gabbert
    Tavaris Jackson
    Kevin Kolb
    Mark Sanchez

    That’s my list of the worst Starting QB’s in order from worst to slightly less worse.

    I left out Curtis Painter because he should have never been a starter and will never be again

  68. thenmoveback says: Mar 6, 2012 11:02 PM

    Manning has to much class to work with a loud mouth like Rex. Niners r his best shot at winning fast in that division. But Miami ari wash are all in the hunt.

  69. cronybomb says: Mar 6, 2012 11:07 PM

    Sanchez to Seattle

  70. jesuswalksbelieveit says: Mar 6, 2012 11:09 PM

    Rex Ryan will never win a super bowl I’m from Baltimore he should of stayed there all he is mouth peyton don’t want no parts of that

  71. j0esixpack says: Mar 6, 2012 11:09 PM

    Rex Ryan said Sanchez will remain the starter as long as he’s the head coach.

    If Rex goes back on that, his credibility will be ruined and neither his players or the fans will believe his next guarantee that he will win the Super Bowl.

  72. dolfan34 says: Mar 6, 2012 11:11 PM

    Why the heck would he want to go to NYJ? It’ll be Brett Favre Part Deux….a lousy way to end a Hall of Fame career.

    Team is on the decline and there are too many selfish players on the team like Santonio Holmes. Good luck replacing Bart Scott and finding a running game….oh yeah and some receivers for Sanchise to throw too…..keep dreaming Jets fans! Teams got more holes than Swiss cheese.

  73. mrslay1 says: Mar 6, 2012 11:19 PM

    P Manning wants anothr Super Bowl, money will be secondary and he can take preformance bonuses for a lot of it. COWBOYS!!!

  74. thepatriotsaregay says: Mar 6, 2012 11:31 PM

    Kansas City will be WICKED with Manning. Good Lord they’ll go at least 12-4

  75. frankdatank23 says: Mar 6, 2012 11:47 PM

    This is about peyton getting back on top, he wants to cement his legacy and have some fun in the sun. The money wont be an issue at all, the guy is set for life and can do a million different things after his football career is over. Forget the checkbook, your going to have to “wow” peyton the real way. Make Indy look like crap.

  76. LaronLandry'sBiceps says: Mar 7, 2012 12:06 AM

    Yes, the Jets’ locker room is a wasteland right now.. but if anyone can whip it into shape, it’d be an obsessive-compulsive f***ing cyborg like Peyton Manning.

  77. patsfiend says: Mar 7, 2012 12:36 AM

    Keep dreaming if you think Peyton is going to want to play for a blowhard like Rex Ryan. It’s not happening.

  78. jrcoop says: Mar 7, 2012 12:53 AM

    B Scott and Plax can’t get off the roster fast enough… why would Manning want to be on it? He’s not stupid.

    By even engaging in in the conversation, the Jets have probably irreparably damaged their “Sanchize”. You may as well cut Sanchez now since he has to have no doubt that not only his team mates, but management have no faith in him.

    How do you shake up a team that’s already shaky?

    If there’s a team going backwards faster than the Jets, please tell me… come on… tell me, I dare you.

  79. kymani02 says: Mar 7, 2012 4:51 AM

    Jet haters slow down for once and think, I am not saying that PM will sign with the Jets, but the reason won’t be because of the Jets locker room, PM will have total control of the locker room, he is a leader and commands respect and demands accountability, the other players will fall into place and know their role, even Rex will have to change his ways, its all about winning not talking BS

  80. 49ersdoyersfansexist says: Mar 7, 2012 4:58 AM

    The Jets should definitely give Rex the boot.

  81. vetdana says: Mar 7, 2012 5:24 AM

    Almost all of the comments posted on this story are making one potentially devastating error…and that is the assumption that Peyton Manning is strong, healthy, durable and ready to take his next team to the promised land ! He is going to command a very healthy salary to sign with any team and could end up being a bust…!!

  82. bucsballer says: Mar 7, 2012 8:46 AM

    Tom Brady S U C K S

  83. philtration says: Mar 7, 2012 9:11 AM

    pshanks62 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:13 PM

    I feel Manning will want to go to the Jets, mainly for the opportunity to be near Eli but I think he will be a much better fit in Kansas City.
    ====================================

    I believe that New York is the last place he would play for that very reason.
    I can’t see him trying to take the spotlight away from Eli who has shrugged off the compressions to Peyton for years and had established his own identity as a top NFL QB with two Super Bowl rings.

    I doubt that he would do that to his own brother.

  84. deconjonesbitchslap says: Mar 7, 2012 9:16 AM

    If the Vikings don’t go after him, they truly are the dumbest franchise on the face of the earth.

    should i go with christian ponder or Peyton Manning?

    gosh this is a thinker.

    who should I send into the middle east to beat down some terrorists? special forces, or kids with BB guns? gosh i wish decisions weren’t so difficult.

  85. kevinb73 says: Mar 7, 2012 9:20 AM

    I know that the Bucs have stingy owners, but they have a ton of cap room. Welcome to Tampa Peyton!

  86. portnoychunk says: Mar 7, 2012 9:23 AM

    nabz034 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:35 PM

    Best match for Peyton by far is the Houston Texans. They have a great defense, top three WR, great O line, probably the best Running back tandem and a QB that can’t stay Healthy.

    Bringing in Manning would make them ultimate SB contenders, it would make both division games, especially if Luck is good Prime Time games and in the event Manning gets hurt Schaub can fill in.

    This would be by far the best spot for him.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Yup, I agree – Houston makes sense. They have all the other pieces in place, it’s an indoor facility, and he could stay within the Division and stick it to the Colts. An ideal situation for Gomer.

    Jets fans are delusional.

  87. patsfiend says: Mar 7, 2012 11:28 AM

    This is going to be fun. I’m glad the Colts cut vs. traded him, at least, so they get nothing in return. If he’s smart, he’ll stay with a dome team and go somewhere where they have a solid offensive line. He doesn’t need great receivers or RB… he’ll make those guys great (if he stays upright.)

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