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Jets have already inquired about Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning, Mark Sanchez AP

No matter how much they say publicly that Mark Sanchez is their man, the New York Jets are wasting no time in at least exploring the possibility of dumping their man in favor of Peyton Manning.

On the same afternoon that the Colts formally announced they were releasing Manning, the Jets inquired about Peyton Manning’s interest in playing for them, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Talk of Manning to the Jets has been simmering since the end of the regular season, when Sanchez struggled down the stretch and the Jets missed the playoffs, and several Jets players provided anonymous quotes to reporters saying they lacked confidence in Sanchez’s ability to lead the team.

The Jets’ brass, led by head coach Rex Ryan, has always said that Sanchez will be the starter going forward. But the Jets haven’t specifically ruled out the possibility of signing Manning, and now that they have the opportunity, they’re exploring it.

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  1. TSizzleBallSoHard says: Mar 7, 2012 5:57 PM

    LOL so much for the Sanchize.

  2. medtxpack says: Mar 7, 2012 5:59 PM

    Both Mannings in New York. MUST SEE FOOTBALL!

  3. billsfan27 says: Mar 7, 2012 5:59 PM

    How long after Manning chooses somebody else will the Jets suddenly say “We’ve never had any interest in Manning because Mark Sanchez is our guy”?

  4. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:00 PM

    Over/under on headline: “Source says “___________” team something about Pmann.”
    Between now and his signing – 20.

  5. radrntn says: Mar 7, 2012 6:00 PM

    Jets will soon learn that sanchez is in the driver seat. maybe not this year, but for sure next year….he will be a seahawk in 2013

  6. djdvd says: Mar 7, 2012 6:02 PM

    Why play for the Jets when that’s not even the best choice in the division for Peyton? He won’t want to go in to that toxic locker room with a weak offense waiting for him. Miami’s a better team, showed that with Matt Moore at the helm over the Jets.

  7. eaglez10 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:02 PM

    He’s getting dumped just like his highschool girlfriends. I have Hightower hopes for Sanchez one day he will make a great third string qb he can hold the clipboard when the backup is tired or gets sore lol

  8. miamiwesley says: Mar 7, 2012 6:04 PM

    He will never play for that loud mouth coach and that infested locker room or a town that thinks they are above the rest of America…Sorry Yets fans!!

  9. aggressivexpansion says: Mar 7, 2012 6:05 PM

    “The Jet’s brass, led by head coach Rex Ryan,”

    The Jets are by no means led by Rex, Woody Johnson pulls all the financial strings especially things like this with Qb signings.

  10. btowngetsdown says: Mar 7, 2012 6:05 PM

    With an offensive line like a sieve last year, it was tough to throw or run. (like the coach said in Necessary Roughness, you gotta give him three damn seconds to throw the football). You can’t put that all on Sanchez, just like you can’t fix it all by replacing him.

    If Wayne Hunter steps it up this year and and they get some more consistency out of Slauson (still new), things will be ok. That and they acquire another quality wide receiver. If Braylon is healthy, he could be a steal.

    Point is, A LOT of Jets fans don’t want Peyton, we are sticking with Sanchez. And by a lot, I mean my Jets fan friends, and that’s all that matters.

  11. dolphinatic13 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:06 PM

    Sorry Jets fan but it seems like Manning is…
    Just
    Enjoying
    The
    Sun….for the next 3 years or so.
    Make this happen Ross, sorry sexy Rexy!

  12. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Mar 7, 2012 6:06 PM

    Why in God’s name would a classy guy like him want to hook up with a loud mouthed, blowhard like Rex? No chance.

  13. mightyleemoon says: Mar 7, 2012 6:06 PM

    I just can’t see Manning playing for The Mouth of the East, Rex Ryan.

  14. igotgamenj says: Mar 7, 2012 6:06 PM

    What a joke this franchise is

  15. duanethomas says: Mar 7, 2012 6:06 PM

    Sanchez must be feeling great now and if they dont get Manning that first mini camp will be awkward…..JETS suck Thumbs Up,

  16. anthonybjones says: Mar 7, 2012 6:06 PM

    Screw the JETS. Bring Seattle it’s first Lombardi. Come on, Peyton. I named my offspring after you; you owe me!

  17. notmanning says: Mar 7, 2012 6:07 PM

    Peyton: “No thanks”

  18. purplecrowe says: Mar 7, 2012 6:08 PM

    Depending on his demands, not sure the Jets will be able to foot the bill…

  19. emmac13 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:08 PM

    Mark is really getting the Dirty Sanchez treatment.

  20. thatobnoxiousguy says: Mar 7, 2012 6:09 PM

    Manning does not want to be a part of classless Rex Ryans freak show. Not gonna happen.

    He also will not sign in Miami. They don’t have the personnel to overtake the Patriots. He is not going to want to play for a team that can’t win the division and make the playoffs. He has too much pride to be 2nd best in the division to Tom Brady.

    Quit dreaming Fins and Jets fans.

  21. thcnote says: Mar 7, 2012 6:09 PM

    Not a chance!

  22. mdig66 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:12 PM

    There is no chance of Manning coming here. A 36 yr old QB coming back from seven neck surgeries would have zero interest in playing behind this offensive line. Woody, open your eyes. Tannenbaum sucks and should be fired along with this fat bastard. Didn’t Parcells rave about this guy Tanney? He has set this franchise back with bad contracts and bad draft picks. FML

  23. thetooloftools says: Mar 7, 2012 6:12 PM

    NO WAY is Manning going to the Jets. It will never happen. That locker room is a grease fire. Ryan has proven that he can’t control it and it has totally gotten away from him.

  24. green41563 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:12 PM

    Stick with Sanchez. He’s not appreciably worse than Brady, Brees, and Eli Manning were through their first three seasons.

    Three years is not a fair shot when you’re still only 25.

  25. tjacks7 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:14 PM

    If he thought his kicker was an idiot running his mouth, wait til he meets Rex.

  26. f16fighterjet says: Mar 7, 2012 6:14 PM

    If Manning was 50 % healthy he’d be 100 % better than Sanchaz. That coming from a Jet fan.

  27. tjacks7 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:15 PM

    Hope he goes elsewhere. I hate the Jets.

  28. tjacks7 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:15 PM

    The Benchise.

  29. 305fan says: Mar 7, 2012 6:16 PM

    Not going to happen. Jets are stuck with Dirty Sanchez, and Henne will be joining them soon enough too. Enjoy Miami’s sloppy seconds losers.

  30. thepatriotsaregay says: Mar 7, 2012 6:18 PM

    he’s going to the Chiefs. They actually can go to the super bowl with him

  31. annes22 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:19 PM

    I can’t believe Peyton would play for Rex Ryan.
    He’s not going to play for a loud mouth like that, he’s way to classy.
    Who said the Dolphins would be 2nd best in the division also if he comes to Miami??? If he came it would “shake up” the AFC East.

  32. rcampore says: Mar 7, 2012 6:19 PM

    Why would Peyton ever consider going to the Jets?

    They are classless, the coach is a loud mouth and then the fact that it’s his little brother’s crosstown rival!

    Peyton will never go to the same town as Eli and especially his team’s enemy.

    I also don’t think Peyton would want to go to a big Media city like NY to be scrutinized even more than he already is.

  33. justafanofitall says: Mar 7, 2012 6:22 PM

    Why would he want to play for big mouth Rex. Having a coach like Rex is not Peytons style.

  34. dolfan1 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:23 PM

    He wouldn’t want to play for a bunch of LOUD MOUTHS!!!!

  35. ampats says: Mar 7, 2012 6:25 PM

    As a Patriots fan I am enjoying these comments or should I say fantasies about Peyton Manning.

    Like it or not jet fans your team is imploding from within AND kept the people with the matches. Too dysfunctional and why stand in lil breo’s light in NY?

    But even funnier are the Dolphin fans the bridesmaid’s of the NFL Runaway Brides Always left at the alter which is going to happen AGAIN to that clown Ross who shouldn’t own an NFL franchise.

    I don’t see PM in the AFCE

  36. jgava19 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:25 PM

    He will never play for the dysfunctional Jets. Too much of a circus for him. And too cold.

  37. capslockkey says: Mar 7, 2012 6:25 PM

    Such a united locker room in NY, I’m sure Manning is just foaming at the mouth to play alongside such great teammates as Santonio Holmes.

  38. chowface86 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:31 PM

    If this goes down, Jeremy Kerley will be a hall of famer.

  39. jenniferxxx says: Mar 7, 2012 6:32 PM

    Mark Sanchez just wet himself.

  40. 69finfan says: Mar 7, 2012 6:38 PM

    IMO there are 2 chances PM ends up a Jet. Slim and None.

  41. indyspeedo says: Mar 7, 2012 6:47 PM

    Please don’t set yourself up with that dysfunctional franchise. You are way to classy for that franchise.

  42. jetsflyinghigh says: Mar 7, 2012 6:50 PM

    for all of you saying peyton wouldn’t play for rex, you’re wrong. eli said on the michael kay show that “peyton would have no problem playing for rex.” he then went on to joke that “he can run the offense and rex can run the defense.” i am personally against the jets signing peyton. i think they can win with sanchez (which has already been proven don’t try to fight it) and they have too many other holes to throw all of their cap space at one position. i’m not saying i would be upset if peyton was my qb, but i’d rather see the holes in this team filled than grab a 36 year old to replace a 24 year old taken 5th overall.

  43. finman18 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:52 PM

    Hey ampats……… I’ll be looking forward to your post on PFT that announces the Dolphins signing of Peyton Manning! Typical Pats fan! lol!

  44. ppc50 says: Mar 7, 2012 6:57 PM

    Again, Manning has a 50 winning % in the playoffs, has as many INTs as TDs, won 1 SB despite his bad performance in the game, threw the game winning INT in the SB vs the Saints, and hasn’t played well in big games – Tenn. included. He is a 1st ballot HOFer, but he is a bit overrated. He won’t win another SB, most with the Jets

  45. footballfundamentals says: Mar 7, 2012 7:06 PM

    @ ampats….how is the ‘post spygate era’ working out for you?????

  46. raiders757 says: Mar 7, 2012 7:11 PM

    thepatriotsaregay says: Mar 7, 2012 6:18 PM

    he’s going to the Chiefs. They actually can go to the super bowl with him

    ————————–

    The Chiefs aren’t even close to being Super Bowl contenders even if they managed to get PM.

  47. mistrezzrachael says: Mar 7, 2012 7:13 PM

    finman18 says:
    Mar 7, 2012 6:52 PM
    Hey ampats……… I’ll be looking forward to your post on PFT that announces the Dolphins signing of Peyton Manning! Typical Pats fan! lol!

    So,,,Why would Manning want to go to Miami.

    Great ownership??? Ross a clown
    Strong front office??? Irelands drafts/aquisitions amongst leagues worst
    Great roster”??…very below average
    Salary cap $$$ to fill in help???…nope
    Great place to live??? Only the weather, miami like a 3rd world country otherwise.
    Good sports town???…2nd rate, opposing AFC east teams have more fans in Sunlife than Dolphins do
    Winning tradition???…Yes, 40 years ago

  48. cool10857 says: Mar 7, 2012 7:33 PM

    The Jets brass are clueless…

  49. commonsensedude says: Mar 7, 2012 7:34 PM

    Okay, so it looks like we’re working our way toward having 31 PFT news stories about various teams thinking about/considering/asking about/begging for Peyton Manning. You guys should just have one story with all the teams that are interested in one place.

    We get it. Teams like free agent Hall of Fame quarterbacks. In other breaking news, pigs like mud.

  50. bestjets says: Mar 7, 2012 7:40 PM

    3 all pro players on offensive line and with the draft choices from sanchez trade to replace hunter beside green, holmes, keller, kerley just to begin… please woody get him

  51. lawest111 says: Mar 7, 2012 7:44 PM

    Don’t forget that an underdog Jets team beat Peyton in the playoffs two consecutive years. Rex’s defense did as good of a job as can be done on Peyton.

    One would like that he would seriously consider having that kind of defense on his team.

  52. deanvernonwormer says: Mar 7, 2012 7:45 PM

    Manning shaking hands with Sanchez after a second year Sanchez just beat him. LOL

  53. vaphinfan says: Mar 7, 2012 7:46 PM

    mistrezzrachael says:
    Mar 7, 2012 7:13 PM
    finman18 says:
    Mar 7, 2012 6:52 PM
    Hey ampats……… I’ll be looking forward to your post on PFT that announces the Dolphins signing of Peyton Manning! Typical Pats fan! lol!

    So,,,Why would Manning want to go to Miami.

    Great ownership??? Ross a clown
    Strong front office??? Irelands drafts/aquisitions amongst leagues worst
    Great roster”??…very below average
    Salary cap $$$ to fill in help???…nope
    Great place to live??? Only the weather, miami like a 3rd world country otherwise.
    Good sports town???…2nd rate, opposing AFC east teams have more fans in Sunlife than Dolphins do
    Winning tradition???…Yes, 40 years ago

    Irelands drafts are actually pretty good if you actually check on them
    Good talent on the roster…..well good enough to spank the Jets last game of the season
    Salary Cap-There good enough to land manning and wayne

  54. jcjets says: Mar 7, 2012 7:46 PM

    whatever! look, unless you have one of the elite qbs in the league, which NO jet fan thinks Sanchez is, you have to at least make a call. And from what I’ve seen, the Jets have said that all along. They also said the most important thing is the TEAM, and they will do their due diligence.

    Personally, I would love to have Payton Manning on the Jets, but I don’t see it happening. I also don’t think it means the jets don’t think Sanchez can do the job.

    The Jets offense was a mess last year for a ton of reasons, and Sanchez was one of them, but there’s no reason why they can’t win with him. I think the new direction of the offense will definitely play to his strengths, and I think he will have a BIG year next year.

  55. firemarshal1 says: Mar 7, 2012 7:53 PM

    Hey Sanchez, you can hold Peyton’s jockstrap for him at team meetings.

  56. thatobnoxiousguy says: Mar 7, 2012 7:55 PM

    @raiders757 says:

    “The Chiefs aren’t even close to being Super Bowl contenders even if they managed to get PM.”

    *********************************

    Really?
    Seriously?

    A Raiders fan making comments about being contenders to the Super Bowl?

    Some people should just not say ANYTHING. LMAO

  57. ampats says: Mar 7, 2012 8:04 PM

    footballfundamentals says,

    hey ampats, how is the post spygate era working out for you?

    I’d say pretty well. 4 out of 5 AFC East Championships, 2 AFC Championships and SB appearances.

    How is it working out for your team ?????

    finman18,

    cute name: did you change it from finman 1985 the last time the Dolphins lost the SB?

  58. jgava19 says: Mar 7, 2012 8:25 PM

    Inquire all you want, Jets.

    No way, no how…..he will never join that circus of a team.

    He will be a Cardinal or a Dolphin. Im leaning heavily towards Zona. Reggie and Fitz. That will be sick if Manning can hold up for the season.

  59. bigzant82 says: Mar 7, 2012 8:39 PM

    here’s a question how do we know what peyton manning REALLY wants??
    how can we guess and dream about all these temas he’d fit with!!!
    CALL WE CAN DO IS WAIT DAYS OR WEEKS!!!
    all i can say is family is always good to be close too the NY Jets have an edge in location and marketing and more endorsements then all the teams we have listed or talked about soo again how do we know what peyton would want???

  60. j0esixpack says: Mar 7, 2012 8:59 PM

    Manning is going to be one expensive backup to Sanchez… because we all know that Rex Ryan gave his word about Sanchez being the starter as long as he was head coach.

    And if Ryan would lie about that, then how are we supposed to believe his guarantees about winning the Super Bowl?

  61. bozosforall says: Mar 7, 2012 9:00 PM

    ampats says:
    Mar 7, 2012 8:04 PM
    footballfundamentals says,

    hey ampats, how is the post spygate era working out for you?

    I’d say pretty well. 4 out of 5 AFC East Championships, 2 AFC Championships and SB appearances.

    __
    In other words, O-fer in the only game that matters, the Super Bowl.

  62. bozosforall says: Mar 7, 2012 9:03 PM

    ppc50 says:
    Mar 7, 2012 6:57 PM
    Again, Manning has a 50 winning % in the playoffs, has as many INTs as TDs, won 1 SB despite his bad performance in the game, threw the game winning INT in the SB vs the Saints, and hasn’t played well in big games – Tenn. included. He is a 1st ballot HOFer, but he is a bit overrated. He won’t win another SB, most with the Jets

    __
    Playoff winning percentage is a TEAM stat, Pats fan idiot.

    The most important QB stat is career postseason QB rating.

    Peyton Manning – 88.6
    Tom Brady – 86.0

    Brady without a above-average defense to win the big game for him is ringless.

  63. 7to10for6allday says: Mar 7, 2012 9:05 PM

    Miami, Houston or AZ. He’s not going to the jets. He can find success in all 3 places and they’re warm or dome.

  64. fulanekiffin says: Mar 7, 2012 9:07 PM

    Hate the Jets and find it hilarious that they are looking for another qb and have been. Henne would even start over dirty Sanchez.

  65. JakeDSnake says: Mar 7, 2012 9:22 PM

    green41563 says:
    Mar 7, 2012 6:12 PM
    Stick with Sanchez. He’s not appreciably worse than Brady, Brees, and Eli Manning were through their first three seasons.
    **
    Sanchez’ first three years:
    27-20 W/L – .574%
    55-51 TD/INT
    55.3% Completion Pct.
    .
    Brady’s first three years:
    20-10 W/L – .666%
    46-26 TD/INT
    62.7% Completion Pct.
    Division Championship
    Conference Championship
    Super Bowl Championship
    Super Bowl MVP
    Led NFL in TD passes (T-2002)

    Stick with the Brees/Manning comps for the first three years.

  66. footballfundamentals says: Mar 7, 2012 9:31 PM

    @ ampats again…..aren’t you close to your first decade without a championship? The window is starting to close on your hof qb

  67. borderline1988 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:27 PM

    The funniest part of Manning’s free agency is the total awkwardness it’s causing for so many NFL teams.
    Half the teams in the league would love to dump their starters and sign Manning, but most wouldn’t want to admit it publicly, because of their starters’ shaky confidence as it is.

    Jets, 49ers, Seahawks, Arizona, just to name a few.

  68. footballfan80 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:45 PM

    Why do Dolphins fans come to comment on Jets stories? Focus on rooting for your team instead of rooting against another. I could see it coming from Steelers, Giants, Patriots, or packers fans but the Dolphins, really? They havent been relevant for the last decade plus with ZERO playoff wins over that span.

  69. footballfan80 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:52 PM

    jgava19:
    How can you say the Jets are a circus team and then suggest Manning should go to the Dolphins? Arent the Dolphins more of a circus team, and a much less successful one at that. I mean they could boast of their staggering zero playoff wins over the last decade or instead about not having a home game where their own fans outnumber those of their the opponent.

  70. mikehockhurtz says: Mar 7, 2012 10:53 PM

    Rex wants to personally see his FOOTWORK

  71. polishkingski says: Mar 7, 2012 10:55 PM

    in all seriousness, how bad/good is sanchez? he is so boring to me that i do not even know if he is good according to the “experts”.

  72. footballfan80 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:57 PM

    Sanchez’s career playoff QB rating :

    1. 6 other NFL QB’s >94.3
    2. Mark Sanchez 94.3
    3. Every other QB in NFL history <94.3

  73. gregxxyyzz says: Mar 7, 2012 11:03 PM

    A healthy Peyton would give Rex and the Jets a real shot at the Super Bowl.

  74. footballfan80 says: Mar 7, 2012 11:04 PM

    vaphinfan:

    Can you idenify this good talent you speak of on the Dolphins that Ireland drafted. I am friends with a lot of Dolphins fans and they despise Ireland. In fact, you might be the first to think he does a good job. How is he drafting all this talent but has yet to have even a single playoff win to show for it?

  75. beeronthefridge says: Mar 8, 2012 6:09 AM

    Why would the jets pursue PM when they already have future hall of fame qb mark sanchez and “three yards and a cloud of boredom” offensive coordinator tony soprano?

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