So Peyton Manning is a free agent, perhaps the biggest name to hit the open market in league history. So what’s next, apart from the perfunctory speculation on the teams that may be interested? (It’s on my to-do list to do just that.)
Before anyone will sign Peyton Manning, he’ll need to show that he can throw. And if he hopes to find a new team before the game of musical chairs known as free agency commences, he’ll need to get some workouts scheduled.
Manning’s camp knew that he’d most likely be cut this week. Thus, like a free agent who somehow has a plane ticket in his hand the moment the market opens, why hasn’t Manning already lined up his first visit?
The fact that no visits have been reported or announced is prompting speculation among some league insiders that, notwithstanding last week’s Zapruder film, he doesn’t yet have the ability to throw the way he needs to throw in order to get teams to throw money at him.
If this process doesn’t move quickly, that speculation could have some merit.