Report: Dolphins believe they have “good chance” to sign Manning

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Citing a team source, the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are “very confident” that they have a “good chance” to sign soon-to-be free agent quarterback Peyton Manning.

This assumes Manning can pass medical exams, of course.

Per the Herald‘s Armando Salguero, the Dolphins’ front office has been discussing its impending pursuit of Manning with “the Manning camp” for the past three weeks.

Appearing on NFL Network on Tuesday evening, Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post also confirmed the Dolphins will “absolutely” go hard after Manning.

“They think they might be the leaders of the pack at this point,” Volin said.

107 responses to “Report: Dolphins believe they have “good chance” to sign Manning

  1. If Miami also signs Garcon or Wayne – AND AND AND if Manning is healthy – with Marshall, Bush, and the two powerhouse RBs they have – this offense could be something! IF IF IF Manning is healthy – but I really like RGIII

  2. Is this the same Armando Salguero that said the Dolphins had a “good chance” of hiring Jeff Fisher?

  3. Crazy to think that when he retires, Peyton Manning will have the most career touchdown passes for a quarterback that has played for the Miami Dolphins.

  4. While I worry about Manning’s health (as a Dolphin’s fan) this is Peyton Manning we’re talking about. You just can’t fault Ross for wanting him…

  5. Mannning agent driving up the price already. I think the places for Manning to play will be few. The new team will have players that won’t let him be the man!

  6. Suppose where ever Peyton goes, he wins 3 Super Bowls in a row (something that has never been done) and then retires. Do you think the league retires him as a Colt or the team he wins 3 SB’s with?

  7. Peyton Manning has a good chance of getting re-injured as a Dolphin. Plus, he doesn’t have enough years of healthy play left in his career. It takes at least three years to build a team around a quarterback.

  8. Ross will find a way to screw it up…Maybe they should go out and get…the Manning family, but only as a halftime show, which seems to be Ross’ way of filling a half empty stadium.

    Get ready for Rexy’s bounty Peyton, and @ best, 2nd place.

  9. Go ask the other teams interested in him as well. I’m thinking’ they’ll all say the same thing.

  10. I’d like to see Miami be good for a change. They got the most to offer Peyton as in surrounding players on both offense and defense. And I’m sure they’d be willing to bring in Reggie Wayne so he has a familiar WR.

  11. Now matter how bad his neck is or how bad we hate Ireland, I’m very excited to see Manning in a Dolphins uniform.

  12. Great now sanchez has to face manning brady and fitzpatrick twice a yr. At least the jets will get the first pick in the nfl draft next yr.

  13. Poor Matt Flynn… This smokescreen is so thick, he and his agents ALMOST can’t see through it…

  14. Seems like it was just yesterday when Miami was the leader of the pack pursuing Harbaugh. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

  15. Why would he want to have to carry another team on his back, he already did that in Indy for years!

  16. Manning to Kc! Pioli is a crook and I bet its already done. If not by the end of the week. Why else do hire Jim Bob Cooter? LOL

  17. theguywhotoldtimtebowtoshutthefup

    The NFL isn’t like baseball, they don’t pick a hat in the HOF.

  18. CRAP!

    I’m a Dolphin fan and I really wanted Manning. But if Armando Salguero says it’s “likely” then you can just about write it off.

    No one has been more consistently wrong than Armando Salguero. He is to intelligent insight what Rush Limbaugh is to reasoned discourse.

  19. bears46 says:
    Mar 6, 2012 8:13 PM
    theguywhotoldtimtebowtoshutthefup

    The NFL isn’t like baseball, they don’t pick a hat in the HOF.

    —————-

    No, but the NFL absolutely “assigns” players to teams, for lack of a better word. Great players permanently “belong” to a franchise after they’re done playing…Unitas didn’t end his career with the Colts, and he certainly never played in Indy, and he always hung around Ravens games, but as far as the NFL is concerned he’s an Indianapolis Colt.

    Just try and get a famous and retired player’s name/number combo on any other jersey and you’ll what I mean. If your name’s Steve Montana and your lucky number is 16, you’d better not be from anywhere but SF.

  20. I don’t know if Manning would be interested going to a team with the Patriots in the same division. I could see him going to a place with a semi-decent team in a weak division like the Chiefs or Cardnials.

  21. Don’t know about this move. I think they should go after flynn. Already shown he can run that offense and has about 10 less years on him. Not to mention he will be about $15 million per year less.

  22. It is not tampering idiots when the mail room secretary tells Armando. Look up the tampering rules you morons! Tampering is when a coach, exec, or owner makes public statement. A Team Source could be a player, janitor, or cheerleader, or Ross car wash guy!

    I hope they go after Peyton with an incentive laden contract and Flynn to compete for starting position. Flynn could be traded later for picks that GB couldn’t.

  23. For all the tampering discussion, you read the article incorrectly. “Impending pursuit” does not mean that they spoke with Manning’s camp. These are discussions in Miami’s front office about Peyton.

    “Per the Herald‘s Armando Salguero, the Dolphins’ front office has been discussing its impending pursuit of Manning with “the Manning camp” for the past three weeks”.

  24. Farve was 39 and had Vikings a few plays away from the Super Bowl. I’ll take 4 quality seasons from Manning while Dolphins look for a young QB in the next few drafts.

  25. The NFL Network is beside itself with nonstop coverage of Manning moving on – even though everyone has known it for weeks. How many times can you ask and answer the same questions? Apparently at NFLN 24/7.

  26. anybody in their right mind takes Manning 10 times out of 10 with those options:

    Flynn: not enough of an upgrade from Moore for the money

    RG3: is still delusional that he has a snowball’s chance against Luck and you gotta question the intelligence and maturity of someone who keeps at that for so long…. and it will cost crazy lots to move up to get him…. and you still risk the ‘can he play NFL ball?’ transition question

    Moore: great option for great money if Manning isn’t available

    other draft picks… most QBs after RG3 are overpriced for their spots from the Phins perspective

    if Manning only plays at 80% he’s still the best shot the Phins got for the next couple of years…

  27. I still wouldn’t take Manning unless he played for veteran’s minimum. I just don’t think he is healthy and the fact that he lied to the Colts about the severity of his neck injury before signing his new contract and about the number and type of procedures done on his neck — I just don’t trust the guy to be honest with me about his injuries or his capabilities.

  28. people thinking that he should go to the cards because the division is easier than the AFC east that the entire NFC is straight stacked for the foreseeable future. AFC clearly on the decline/ in rebuild mode. Also, peyton has no problem facing the pats’ swiss cheese defense. fins constantly play the pats competitively without a decent qb. its the pats that should be worried not peyton…

  29. Reggie Wayne really could be the wild-card here…

    The Dolphins are almost definitely willing to bring him in and insert him into the starting lineup from day 1. Bess in the slot. Hartline at #4, Gates at #5.

    Peyton doesn’t need the money (even though Miami has it and will give it up). He wants to win another title. The Dolphins have pieces in place and he would get to play Brady twice a year. Those are some pretty good selling points to start.

  30. It sounds like there is a lot of scary fans from jets and new England fans just face it this year is going to be about the dolphins so get over it

  31. There’s got to be 10 teams interested in PM. In no particular order they are: Browns, Broncos, Dolphins, Titans, Chiefs, Redskins, Cardinals, Bucs, Seahawks, and 49ers. If I’m Payton and want to obviously go to/win the SB…who is the strongest team out there? Certainly the 49ers make a good case, and then it’s a battle for # 2. I think you could make a strong case for any of the other 9. If his college roots are appealing, Titans. If it’s a warm climate, Dolphins, Bucs and Cardinals. Dome stadium, Cardinals again. Is he adverse to playing in northern climates in the winter time (assuming no dome)? That would probably eliminate Browns, Broncos, Redskins and maybe the Chiefs and Titans. I think it’s going to come down to the Dolphins, Cardinals and 49ers.

  32. Kc chiefs have a far better cast of players on the team. dolphins have nobody. lets start with rb. Charles vs bush. hmm easy one Charles wins that one. wr even though Marshall is better than bowe as a whole chiefs have better receivers. bowe breaston Baldwin and moeaki beat Marshall bess and fasano.o line there about the same. defense oh boy this easy chiefs. better dbs better lbs and possibly better d line. Chiefs is such a easier fit than the dolphins.

  33. I honestly think when the dust settles Peyton Manning will be a Kansas City Chief, but should join the Baltimore Ravens

    I really doubt he wants to go to the NFC because of Eli, so scratch out the Seahawks, Cowboys, Cardinals, 49ers, etc. I just dont see them trying to knock each other out of a Super Bowl

    The AFC East is very competitive and I just don’t think the Dolphins make as much sense as the media seems to think they do. The Jets maybe, but thats Eli’s town. Bills are a worse fit than Miami, and New England is out, of course

    AFC North, the only team that would make sense in Baltimore – which I guarantee they could win a SB with Manning – but for whatever reason they seem content with mediocre Flacco. Pittsburgh & Cincy are set at QB and the Browns are a terrible fit for both sides

    AFC South – the Titans might make some sense, but are not a SB contender and seemingly want to go with Hasselbeck/Locker. Houston & Jacksonville seem unrealistic.

    AFC West – weak division, would make a lot of sense. Oakland spent too much in Palmer so they are out, Denver is rolling with Tebowmania (for better or worse), and the Chargers already have Rivers. The Chiefs make the most sense

  34. Only a fool would think he’s going to Miami. Not a chance. Just playing Ross like the idiot he is.

  35. in all due respect to all those who would enjoy mannings talents; the jets are 3 years reigning off-season superbowl champions, and we will not give that up without a fight

  36. Dolphins sign Manning…
    Browns sign Flynn…
    Rams lose all trade leverage and either trade #2 pick to skins for our current offer (at best) or select a player leaving the Vikings with an opportunity to swap with skins.

  37. LOL @ cheifs homer, does KC have the best LT in the game to protect his neck ?? Do they have future all-pro center Mike Pouncey ? how about one of the best WRs in the game ? Sure Charles and Battle are nice but very comparable to Bush/Thomas. Miami’s WR core is still better, lets call Bess and Breaston even. Hartline has proven himself, Baldwin is a headcase thats done nothing in the nfl. Moeaki and Fasano are pretty even, but thats being generous to moeaki. The defenses are pretty even, miami’s weak in the secondary and KC’s gotta get better up front. I wouldnt be shocked at all if Peyton was interested in KC. I would be. But to say Miami has nobody and KC is stacked is hilarious.

  38. Offer Peyton the job and let him install his offense and eventually become the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins or even head coach thereby solidifying his legacy.

  39. neko02011980 says:
    Mar 6, 2012 8:45 PM
    There sure is a lot of commotion being made for a guy with a losing playoff record
    __
    Playoff record is a TEAM statistic.

    The ONLY personal playoff stat that matter as regards a QB is career postseason QB rating:

    Peyton Manning – 88.6
    Tom Brady – 86.0

  40. Hey Penbook, would you recite the score of the Chiefs/Dolphins score from last year at Arrowhead Stadium? As I recall,it was a DOLPHIN blowout!!!

  41. johnnygsnake says: Mar 6, 2012 8:44 PM

    It sounds like there is a lot of scary fans from jets and new England fans just face it this year is going to be about the dolphins so get over it

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

    As a Pats fan – yes, I am terrified of the 35 year old fused neck QB who hasn’t played in a year that your team hasn’t signed yet. I took Brady 1-2 seasons to get back to his normal self after the knee injury. I would think the nerve regeneration would have even more of an effect on Peyton. 1-2 season….37 years old (barring further injury with Miami)…..sure, I’d mortgage the future of my team. That’s why the Pats are always at the top – they make sound business decisions. But yes, we are terrified.

    ps – he’s going to go to Arizona so he can play INSIDE!!!

  42. marinofreakout says: Mar 6, 2012 8:42 PM

    people thinking that he should go to the cards because the division is easier than the AFC east that the entire NFC is straight stacked for the foreseeable future. AFC clearly on the decline/ in rebuild mode. Also, peyton has no problem facing the pats’ swiss cheese defense. fins constantly play the pats competitively without a decent qb. its the pats that should be worried not peyton…

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

    Yeah, he’s about to turn 36 and is coming off having his neck fused and missing a year of football. Pats fans are shaking in their boots. Pats have money to spend too this offseason…..after going to yet another Superbowl. They also have potential future starters at QB in Hoyer and Mallet (very talented young player). Peyton may take 1-2 years to get back into form (37-38 years old). Good luck with that!

  43. I don’t see him in the AFC East. With Brady in division, and the Jets? He has 3 years left, he needs to be able to win now, in a weak division.

    Kansas City is still the spot, if you ask me.

  44. The Browns have a shot at Manning. They have one of the best left tackles in the game; they have multiple first round picks to add players around him; enough cap space to add free agents; and Holmgren needs to do something with the blank check he has been given by Lerner. McCoy can hold a clipboard and learn for a couple of years, while Shurmer gets relieved of the two primary duties that he struggled with this past year…play calling and clock management. I don’t like the Browns, but there are not nearly as bad as there record last year indicated. If they could have had any type of offense, they were easily an 8-8 team. Manning can get them to 10-6 which is all that’s needed to get in the playoffs. People laughed at Reggie White when he said he was going to GB to get a Super Bowl ring. Peyton Manning going to Cleveland to get a shot at a championship would seem equally as ridiculous at first, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he pulled it off. No professional athlete would be more loved than the QB who leads the Browns to a Super Bowl title.

  45. Manning would play against Brady twice, and Andrew Luck once next year if he goes to Miami. If he’s healthy I’d try to get him.

    Phin fan.

  46. Browns have no shot. Laughable to even think it. Yea, I’m sure he wants to face the Ravens Steelers and Bengals 6 times a year and freeze his butt off. Wake up. He won’t even think about Browns.

  47. This summer will mark 18 months since Manning last threw a serious pass.

    He is around 36 years old.

    He has had 4 operations on his neck.

    On a team built to his liking he is below .500 in the playoffs.

    He is one big hit away from a wheelchair.

    Anyone who goes after him is NUTS.

    Just saying

  48. “Go for it .. Boundaries aren’t gonna go away …”
    _____________________

    That’s encouraging. I don’t think football would be nearly as good without the sidelines.

  49. “The Browns have a shot at Manning. They have one of the best left tackles in the game; they have multiple first round picks to add players around him; enough cap space to add free agents; and Holmgren needs to do something with the blank check he has been given by Lerner. McCoy can hold a clipboard and learn for a couple of years, while Shurmer gets relieved of the two primary duties that he struggled with this past year…play calling and clock management. I don’t like the Browns, but there are not nearly as bad as there record last year indicated. If they could have had any type of offense, they were easily an 8-8 team.”
    _____________________

    The Browns had a solid Defense last year, but currently have no discernable weapons on Offense for Peyton to use. Plus, they play in the toughest division in the NFL and I don’t think reports that Manning wants to play in warm weather/dome should be discounted. I would be shocked/floored/flabbergasted if this happened.

  50. @portnoychunk

    You keep telling yourself all of that nonsense. Both Mannings have won Super Bowls since Brady did.

    The Pats just don’t intimidate anybody anymore, and won’t win a Super Bowl again until they build a defense. Golden Boy just can’t do it by himself.

  51. The Texans seem like the team that would be the best fit for Manning. The Texans have a Pro Bowl RB, a Pro Bowl WR, a top D in the league, and a QB in Schaub who will be a free agent after next season. Playing in Houston, Manning is in a dome and he gets to face the Colts twice a year, don’t think he doesn’t want to show Irsay every chance he can that he can still play at a high level. The AFC South is the Texans for the next few seasons with that core.

    It would allow the Texans to try and trade Schaub to the Redskins to reunite him with little Shanny. Schaub saw his most success playing in his offense. And the Texans get another draft pick or two. It solves the Skins QB issue and the Texans take that next step.

  52. What does this say about Matt Flynn? If Philbin thought Flynn was a franchise QB wouldn’t he sign a younger, not coming off an serious injury Flynn?

  53. Buyer beware. Peyton won’t come to your team on a cheap deal. Count that out. He has one of the greediest agents in Tom Condon. And peyton never played on a low salaried deal. EVER! And your team isn’t a instant SB contender cause u signed peyton

  54. Seahawks reportedly willing to sign Peyton & Wayne and give him the keys to the offense. Scoff if you must, but lots of cap room and the richest owner in sports. Could be a two horse race, ‘Phins & ‘Hawks.

  55. “Is this the same Armando Salguero that said the Dolphins had a “good chance” of hiring Jeff Fisher?”

    I know right. Can you imagine the pile of poop the dolphins would be standing in had we really hired fisher, and williams with him. That would suck to deal with

  56. “If the Dolphins, that’ll be another W in the win column for the Jets.”

    Well,based on past history, the jets have been losing to the lowly dolphins.

    For a self proclaimed “super bowl “team why do the jets have such issues with the horrible dolphins every year?

  57. the fish are not going to sign Peyton
    first of all they suck what offensive weapons do the have a wr that’s it.second their defense is not as good as everyone thinks. third if you get in a bidding war with like D.Snyder you lose. enough said.!!!!

  58. Dolphins fans: be careful what you wish for. Comments below assume Manning can return to his prior abilities.

    1)Manning played in another offense. Philbin’s offense is the Packers offense. There is lots of passing, but the approach is very different. It’s a bit more “dink and dunk” than down the field.
    2)Can your offensive line protect him? Do you need a more mobile QB than Manning in the pocket like a statue?

    Having seen Matt Flynn, he’s your best LONG TERM option. The Dolphins are not going to the Super Bowl next year even with Manning. Flynn can lead the team day one. He’s good and ten years from now you will say, “can you believe we almost signed Manning?”

  59. Cardinal’s are the best bet to win sooner than later…7-2 in our last nine….up and coming D who ended up ranking 9th in the league….Beanie Wells coming into his prime with over a 1,000 yds last season….not to mention offensive weapons like Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts and Early Doucet. If Reggie Wayne follows then we’ll have a deadly offense in 2012. Not to mention hot climate and a Dome! Only prob is our OL…which is our priority in this yrs draft! Cutting Kolb could give us 37.7 mil cap…so we can afford to go after him. Plus coach Whiz will let him mold our offense to his playin style!

  60. penbook2 says: Mar 6, 2012 8:56 PM

    Kc chiefs have a far better cast of players on the team.

    ——————————————

    My God!! You are as delusional as some of my fellow Raiders fans. The Chiefs are not a great QB away from greatness. Nobody in the AFC West is, especially the last place Chiefs. Manning wouldn’t make it through the season playing in the AFC West, especially in Narrowhead. Also, do you and your fellow fans really think your owner is going to open up the bank vault for this guy?

  61. Hey Penbook, you are an idiot. Don’t you remember the 31-3 beatdown the Dolphins gave you guys this year in your house, while the Dolphins were winless and the Queefs were in 1st place. Hmmmmm, Chiefs are way better huh?

  62. I say take Manning and Flynn in free agency, then draft Tannehill and RG3 and bring in Wayne because he is used to Manning, then watch Matt Moore beat them all out so the Dolphins can get back to normal.

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